Picture by: Adrian de Kock

A rhino has been found shot dead on a game farm in the Thabazimbi area, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

“People heard gunshots on Monday night and when they went to the place where the sound came from they found the dead rhino... the horn was not cut off,” said spokesman Senior Superintendent Motlafela Mojapelo.

“We think they tried to poach the rhino for it's horn but (the attackers) were scared off.”

He said police were still on the scene and a search party was combing the area for any more rhinos that might also have been shot.

No arrests have been made. - Sapa