2 September 2020


Two black rhinos – a cow and calf – were shot and killed in the Sesfontein area in Kunene with an unknown firearm.

The animals were dehorned with an unknown sharp object.

The incident occurred between 24 and 28 August at Otjomumbonde in the Omatendeka conservancy area.

Anti-poaching members on patrol saw the two rhinoceroses alive on 24 August, but the animals were discovered dead on 28 August. The two rhinos are valued at N$1 million.

No arrests have been made, and the horns have not been recovered.

Police investigations continue.