Authorities suspect the victim and two other partners may have been hunting a rhinoceros in the protected nature park.
alleged Incognito Hunter he died The weekend after existence Trampled By prof A herd of elephants When I tried Run away Dependent A park ranger next to Two accomplices, At the famous Kruger Park in South AfricaI mentioned on Monday Department of Parks (Sun Park).
The dead body a leg “powder” Sun Park spokesman Isaac Vahla said he was found on Sunday.
On Saturday, while on patrol, zookeepers spotted individuals suspected of being illegal poachers and went on the hunt.
“The dead man and his accomplices were fleeing the guards when they encountered a herd of elephants during the breeding season,” the park authorities said in a statement.
Sanpark added that during their escape, “they threw an ax and a bag of supplies.”
It is suspected that these individuals may have been hunting rhinos in the protected natural park.
Zookeepers managed to arrest one of the three individuals.
It was reported that a third suspect, who was still wanted, was injured in the eye.
A rifle was also found and the police opened an investigation.
South Africa is home to nearly 80% of the world’s rhino population, and it has managed to reduce the number of rhinos killed for the sixth year in a row.
However, hunters, facing the high demand for rhinoceros horns from Asia, where they are used for their supposed virtues in traditional medicine or as an aphrodisiac, continue their deadly forays.
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