The bodies of 5 Rhinos were found early last Thursday at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve in South Africa coinciding with the full moon, which allows poachers to take advantage of the moon light in order to hunt and kill endangered species.
The bodies of four adult white rhinos were all found within a 300m radius of each other, near the Nyalazi River. All eight horns had been hacked off.
The body of a fifth white rhino, which was found to have been killed a few days earlier, was discovered in a different area of the reserve. The crime appears to have been from the same group of poachers.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife spokesman Musa Mntambo said rangers working with the South African Police and the South African National Defence Force followed spoor, which may include tracks, scents, scat, or broken foliage used in animal tracking. They also set up roadblocks and are continuing their search for the suspects.
Source: The Mercury