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    Default Reconstructive surgery for a rhino

    I would like to know is its possible to do reconstructive surgery on a rhino and if not what are the options for this animal.
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    That is just awful. I hope there is something they can do. It appears that the horn has been hacked off recently?

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    They should take off these poacher's horns.

    This is so freaking sad!

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    that is so heartbreaking, I truly hope something can be done.
    Where & when was picture taken, were the authorities notified?

    I think everything should be done to try and save it, considering it was a miserable sick, human being that caused it.
    In reality, it might have to be put down

    heard on the radio other day, we are losing up to 3 a day,
    how much longer before we have a desolate, barren country and continent
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    Quote Originally Posted by James MacKay View Post
    I would like to know is its possible to do reconstructive surgery on a rhino and if not what are the options for this animal.
    Hi James - can I ask where you got that photo. I saw it posted in a completely disconnected forum today, wondered at the origin.

    Thanks

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    Photo was taken at Phobeni gate, Kruger Park late Friday pm. Thats all the info I have.
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    I read somewhere that in Khama Rhino Sanctuary the rhinos are permanently followed by armed guards (2 per rhino)
    And that they do not lose rhino's due to poaching.
    It is pretty obvious that frightenly little is being done to save ours. As long as they are left unattended, this will carry on. The less they become, the more serious the poaching will be as the demand goes up.

    The writing's on the wall I'm afraid.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thugscub View Post
    Photo was taken at Phobeni gate, Kruger Park late Friday pm. Thats all the info I have.
    Ok, thanks, that's the info I have as well. Given the way photos morph locations I just wanted to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deonl View Post
    I read somewhere that in Khama Rhino Sanctuary the rhinos are permanently followed by armed guards (2 per rhino)
    And that they do not lose rhino's due to poaching.
    It is pretty obvious that frightenly little is being done to save ours. As long as they are left unattended, this will carry on. The less they become, the more serious the poaching will be as the demand goes up.

    The writing's on the wall I'm afraid.....

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    No rhino has ever been poached in KRS, here the BDF run the anti poaching units and they have a shoot to kill policy. In fact some liberal human rights idiot complained to thr UN human rights commission about the policy ant they were all sent packing. Shoot to kill is the policy and it will stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James MacKay View Post
    No rhino has ever been poached in KRS, here the BDF run the anti poaching units and they have a shoot to kill policy. In fact some liberal human rights idiot complained to thr UN human rights commission about the policy ant they were all sent packing. Shoot to kill is the policy and it will stay.

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    This is a terrible sight!


    This is the SANPARKS media release

    http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=56006

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    Quote Originally Posted by deonl View Post
    I read somewhere that in Khama Rhino Sanctuary the rhinos are permanently followed by armed guards (2 per rhino)
    And that they do not lose rhino's due to poaching.
    It is pretty obvious that frightenly little is being done to save ours. As long as they are left unattended, this will carry on. The less they become, the more serious the poaching will be as the demand goes up.

    The writing's on the wall I'm afraid.....

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    We saw the guards patrolling in Khama, they had some Very impressive looking hardware!

    I like their policy.

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    Does anyone now if there is a reconstruction option for these rhinos, It would be interesting to here on the long term prognosis for this rhino would be.
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    The difference between KRS and Kruger is that KRS has 34 rhino. Kruger has nearly 7000. An around the clock armed guard for the Kruger rhino is just not sustainable. Even if the guards are only paid R1000 a month, 2 per rhino (no shifts,no leave etc), R14 million a month. Sure it's possible to use th army, but at R700,000.00 per kg for horn, what are the bets of more than a few bad apples in that 14000 strong workforce.

    Not going to open the commercialisation discussion, but the only way to win this war is proper criminal intelligence and investigation, and the elimination o corruption. Easier than you think, with political will. I know, I know, {sigh}

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    And it's just occurred to me, to do this the poachers would have had to dart this animal. It's an extra level of sophistication, but also implies the help of someone with access to M99 and the expertise to use it. Rogue vets ..... are the last lot of vets implicated in poaching out on bail?

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    Was recently in Kruger and had a wee break at one of the lesser known Eastern border posts.
    Whilst having our padkos and flask of coffee parked against the small stoep , we could not help but notice the aggitation of both Sanparks and SAP staff.
    Almost seems like they were wishing us to leave ?
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