On Tuesday evening, five individuals illegally entered a South African park to poach rhino, but only four survived.
South African National Park authorities released a statement on Friday regarding the death of a suspected rhino poacher in Kruger National Park (KNP), Africa’s largest game reserve. The man entered the park illegally on foot with four alleged accomplices in an attempt to kill a rhino.
According to Save The Rhino, South Africa is home to 80% of the world’s remaining rhinos but is also the most targeted by poachers. “Most illegal activity occurs in Kruger National Park, a 19,485 km2 of protected habitat on South Africa’s north-eastern border with Mozambique.”