Dogs a game changer in stopping rhino poaching

The South African National Parks (SANParks) K9 anti-poaching unit has become a game changer, with a success rate of over 90% in arresting poachers in the Kruger National Park. Warden Kally Ubisi said the anti-poaching program launched seven years ago attributed some of its success to the dogs and their handlers. Ubisi said well-trained German Shepherds and Bloodhounds were used to track poachers in the field and detect explosives, firearms, ammunition and wildlife passing through park gates. “The dogs use their greater sense of smell and hearing to do things that humans can’t,” Ubisi said. Since…

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