Tag Archives: rhino poaching

This is CSI Africa!

Jasper* doesn’t know the faces of the men he hunts; he recognises them from the soles of their shoes. He gathers shoe prints left in the dust, like other men collect stamps, or rare coins. There is a whole database … Continue reading

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Bigfoot versus the rhino

This is Part 2 of the expose we did on rhino poaching on the border of Mozambique and South Africa. Johannesburg – The man with the big feet would leave his flip-flops at the fence. Barefooted he’d slip across the … Continue reading

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The town that thrives on rhino horn

I know it has been a while, but I guess it is time to fire up them blogs again. So let me start by posting some articles of a series I wrote for The Star newspaper. Some of you might … Continue reading

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So this is what killed Spencer the Rhino

Spencer the Rhino’s, post-mortem and a toxicology report are out. And it reads like that of an overweight middle aged man, carrying a fatal underlying condition. I had almost expected to read that Spencer had a bottle of Scotch a … Continue reading

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Death on the job

We didn’t know the rhino was dying. For about 45 minutes we, the press corps, crowded around the darted beast struggling to get a clear picture or even a glimpse of what the wildlife vets were doing. The rhino appeared … Continue reading

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