Pro­tect­ing rhi­nos

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

IN­CREASED in­cur­sions at the Kruger Na­tional Park, which have left au­thor­i­ties with no choice but to search for new and in­no­va­tive ways to pro­tect rhi­nos, saw SANParks re­ceive 40mm Un­der Bar­rel Launcher Sys­tems yes­ter­day.

They were do­nated by Milkor. Col­lec­tively, SANParks has the largest pop­u­la­tion of rhino in the world in its parks, with the ma­jor­ity re­sid­ing in the iconic Kruger Park.

SANParks head Fun­dis­ile Mken­teni said the South African rhino pop­u­la­tion was one of the last vi­able rhino pop­u­la­tions in the world. The lightweight and durable char­ac­ter­is­tic de­vice, with its di­verse less-lethal and lethal ap­pli­ca­tions such as flare, smoke, flash bang, im­pulse and rub­ber bul­lets, will aid SANparks in its anti-poach­ing op­er­a­tions.

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