PICS: Prince Harry's visit to the Kruger National Park

2015-12-02 13:59

Cape Town – Prince Harry is currently in the Kruger National Park to learn more about the severity of poaching and the measures taken to combat it.

Harry arrived on Tuesday afternoon and paid a visit to the Mission Joint Statement Centre, thereafter he was introduced to ‘Killer’, a dog used by the Kruger Park to track down poachers.

To prove the severity of Rhino poaching, HRH was taken to a crime scene where a mother and her calf had been killed and dehorned last week.

The Daily Mirror reports Harry was taken to the scene where environmental crime investigation rangers had been collecting evidence.

With him was Major General Johan Jooste, who is in charge of Kruger's anti-poaching team, and Senior Environmental Investigator Frik Rossouw, who has been a ranger for 27 years.

Watch Prince Harry express his emotion towards poaching here:

When speaking at South African Wildlife College, Harry congratulated graduates calling them heroes for choosing to be rangers, he added: “The Kurger National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. But in recent years it has become a major killing field.

“This is a test for all humanity and we cannot afford to fail. Nature needs us to fight her battles and protect her animals.

“There is no pretending that this will be easy. But when we win this battle, the victory will belong to those of you on the frontline.”

Here are some of Prince Harry’s personal photos of his experience in Southern Africa.

Kensington Palace reported that by sharing these photos HRH aims to “highlight the urgent challenges faced by people on the ground working to protect Africa's most endangered animals.”

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