Poaching has been running rampant for decades. However, there has been a significant increase in this activity during the past ten years.
There have been plenty of illegal hunting cases in different countries. Some of these incidents get media attention because of the poacher’s vile acts.
Continue reading this article to learn about arguably the most reprehensible actions committed by a group of poachers.
A group of animal killers made the news recently after killing a white rhinoceros in an African park. While rhino poaching is quite common, this particular was a bit different.
Why? Because the poachers killed this wild beast in front of her one-year-old calf.
How Did The Poachers Enter The Wildlife Park?
Sadly, nobody knows how and when the perpetrators entered the park’s premises. Security personnel suggests that the killers set foot in the area at night, taking advantage of the lack of security.
Most zoos and wildlife parks across the globe open during the day and close in the evening. So, they do not have much protection after shutting down for the night.
Sure, some high-profile zoos have round the clock security, but it is rare.
The Kraga Kamma game park in Africa isn’t as popular as most zoos, so it would be fair to expect that they did not have adequate security measures. The poachers most likely took advantage of it and killed the white rhino.
Why Did They Kill The Rhino?
Bella, the white rhinoceros, was one of the main attractions at the African wildlife park.
As discussed earlier, she had a calf that depended on her for milk. Hundreds of people came to see this wild beast and appreciated its unique and beautiful appearance.
For those who don’t know, white rhinos are a dying breed, and very few of these creatures remain. Illegal hunting is a significant reason why this animal could be heading towards extinction.
The poachers killed this white rhino for its horn. However, zookeepers found this particular killing quite astounding as Bella’s horn was only one centimeter long.
Murdering and animal and going through the trouble of retrieving a horn as small as this one is a challenging but fruitless task.