Rhinos fetch a pretty price
White rhino go under the hammer.
LARRY BENTLEY | 29 September 2014 09:00
OF the more than R13-million raised at the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife game auction held at the Centenary Centre in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park on Friday, R11-million came from the sale of 26 White rhino. Buyers who were hoping for bargains were disappointed when the prices shot up as a bidder bought a White rhino and calf for R850 000.Game farmers showed that they still have confidence in keeping rhino as one buyer bought 10 animals. Other animals on auction included nyala, where a family group fetched R22 500 per animal, buffalo went for R50 000 each and giraffe R10 500. Ezemvelo CEO Dr Bandile Mkhize said after the auction that the prices reflect the confidence of buyers in the game industry as well as the quality of animals put up for auction by Ezemvelo. He thanked them for their support.