06 December 2011

23 rhinos have been poached in Zimbabwe to date

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has announced that a total of 23 rhinos out of just above 700 rhinos in Zimbabwe have been poached this year so far. Compared to the 2010, lost 7 rhinos less than in 2010. 37 poachers and illegal dealers in rhino horns were managed to arrest in 2011.  
According to Caroline Washaya, ZimParks public relations manager, a total of 100 rhinos were immobilised for ear notching and horn implanting to facilitate individual identification and monitoring in the field.

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