The carcasses of four rhino were discovered at the Lalibela Game Reserve this morning, shortly before 10am, believed to be the latest victims of rhino poachers.
Details about the incident are still vague, as rangers are still in the bush where the rhino were found. The four animals were found during a game drive this morning.
This brings the total number of rhino poached in South Africa to 407, if one goes by the statistics provided by the website, stoprhinopoaching.com, which reported that the total number of rhino poached in South Africa for 2012, excluding the four found now at Lalibela, to be 403.
The latest official statistics, as released by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on the 21st of September, stand at 388. Last year 448 rhino were killed.
According to the DEA’s figures, so far this year, no-one has been arrested in the Eastern Cape for poaching rhino.