AEC Animal DNA




As with humans, animals fall into categories of victim, perpetrator or witness.

As the victim, DNA would be taken to solve cases of animal cruelty, identifying remains of a lost pet, or identifying a stolen cattle. In the case of wild animals such as a Rhino, DNA can be matched from the dead Rhino to a horn that may be found.

As a perpetrator, DNA would be taken to identify an animal involved in an attack on a person or other animal, identify an unrestrained animal causing an accident or identifying an animal that has caused property damage.

As a witness, animal DNA can link a suspect with a crime scene or victim.  DNA transfer, of hair, saliva, blood, urine or feces can occur during crime.

DNA is found in blood (wet stains or dry stains), Buccal (cheek) cells, Bone and teeth, Hair, Feaces, Saliva, Meat (organ and hide samples),  as well as Semen or urine.

  • Client SAPS Forensics
  • Collector SAPS
  • Availability Available
  • ICN Number 6550T05039078
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