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No paradise for wild animals - poachers and more
Poachers are threatening wild animals even in Nationalparks. In the northern Serengeti in Tanzania, we met a pride of lions: some females and two males. One male got caught in a slipknot, and he ruptured his right foot in the efforts to free himself.An unexperienced young lion got into contact with a porcupine in Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The long and pointed spikes got stuck in the hind quarter of the lion, resulting in pain and a strong infection with high fever. Rangers came along and called for a veterinary via their wireless.In Lake Manyara National Park, in Tanzania, we heard an odd whistling, coming from an elephant cow. She had been caught in a slipknot with her trunk. While trying to free herself, she ruptured the lower part of her trunk. When breathing, a strange rattling and whistling noise arised.In Chitwan Nationalpark, Nepal, we saw an Indian Rhino with a huge wound at the right hind leg. Whether it was attacked by a Tiger or by poachers, we could not see. At least one female Indian Rhino was killed by poachers, and rangers in their camp took care of the half grown and brought it up. Like a dog it went around the camp with people, begging for food.