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Hunting poachers with Perth’s rhino warrior

At nearly two tonnes, a suitably motivated adult white rhinoceros can cover 30m in roughly two seconds, which is a fun fact until you find yourself, as I did, standing 30m from one in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe. We had tracked the rhino, following its “spoor”, for a kilometre on …

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Safari ranger is crushed to death by sexually charged bull elephant at South African game lodge

One of South Africa’s top safari rangers has been crushed to death by a sexually charged bull elephant after it broke into a game park lodge. Mark Lautenbach, an expert guide and professional wildlife photographer, had tried to move the angry elephant from the tourist area at Leopard Rock Lodge. But …

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