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Prince Harry Joins War Against Animal Poachers In South Africa

by : UNILAD on : 10 Aug 2015 11:22

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Prince Harry last week secretly flew over to a military camp in South Africa to join the war against animal poachers.

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The 30-year-old prince has been going on night patrols with an army unit in the Kruger Park reserve, where last week, rangers confronted three poachers at Crocodile River which ended in a shootout.

It’s all part of the government’s anti-poaching campaign, Operation Corona – an operation that has already seen more than 300 poachers killed.

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The night patrols use tracker dogs in order to hunt poachers, and let off green smoke bombs to alert helicopter pilots of a safe landing zone who then deploy attack teams. It’s a very efficient, and effective operation.

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And it has to be. Up to 50 poachers cross into the park from surrounding neighbourhoods, all equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades – and they are ruthless.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Harry’s boss, Retired Major-General Johan Jooste, said: “Harry will be with me for quite some time. We’ll try to keep him safe.”

Let’s hope so, we’re pretty fond of Harry!

Topics: News

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Daily Mail
  1. Daily Mail

    Shootout at the Crocodile River as Harry joins war on poachers: Prince is battling gangs of criminals wielding rifles and machetes