×

We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

One in seven Kruger rhinos has bovine TB, but no symptoms show

News

Veterinary science

One in seven Kruger rhinos has bovine TB, but no symptoms show

New test will aid surveillance before vulnerable rhinos can be translocated

Senior science reporter

A ground-breaking study in the Kruger National Park has revealed that one in seven rhinos there has bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

According to a statement from Stellenbosch University, this is the largest study of its kind on a free-ranging population of rhinos and was based on samples from 437 rhinos.

According to researcher Michele Miller, the presence of infection does not mean the animals are diseased or dying, but the study is a crucial component in the effective conservation of these already vulnerable animals...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times Daily subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times Daily content.

Sunday Times Daily

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.