In South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a hunter was killed while fleeing from the guards. He was bitten and killed by elephants. His companions are still alive.
A suspected predator has been killed by elephants in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. On Sunday, the Sanpark National Park Authority said that the hunters and two companions fled the park guard and came in herds of elephants with cubs. Elephants must have killed the man.
One of the accomplices was arrested, while a third person escaped. The Rangers were also able to retrieve a rifle, an ax and a bag with supplies. The search for the third suspect continued on Sunday afternoon.
Thousands of dead elephants every year
Despite an international trade ban in ivory, tens of African elephants die each year. According to the IUCN Animal Welfare Organization, there are still an estimated 415,000 elephants on the continent.
Kruger Park is one of the most important tourist attractions in South Africa and is one of the largest national parks in Africa. It is about the size of the state of Hesse and is known for a large number of wild animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes.
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