Rhino poachers posing as tourists

Rhino poachers are upping their game, now posing as tourists to enter protected areas.

JOHANNESBURG - Rhino poachers are upping their game, now posing as tourists to enter protected areas.

That's according to officials from the Kruger National Park.

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There have already been 70 incursions into the park this year, with 13 arrests made.

The park has become an international icon of conservation and tourism.

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But poachers are now using this to their advantage.

"We saw a strategy of people coming in as tourists, but our intelligence helped us combat that," said KNP spokesperson Ike Phaahla.

The park is hardest-hit when rhinos are killed with their young.

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eNCA

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