Entertainment South Africa: an alleged poacher dies trampled by elephants

03:15  20 april  2021
03:15  20 april  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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This hunter tried to flee with two accomplices when he was crushed by a herd of elephants in full reproduction

(Illustration) Une bagarre d'éléphants dans la réserve Pilanesberg Game en Afrique du Sud. © Solient News / Sipa (illustration) a fight elephants in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in South Africa. deadly hunting - this hunter tried to flee with two accomplices when he was crushed by a herd of elephants in full reproduction

an alleged poacher died during the weekend, after being trampled by a herd of elephants while trying to flee Rangers with two accomplices, in the famous Kruger Park in South Africa , we learned on Monday to the Parks Department (Sanpark).

The body of a man "trampled", was discovered Sunday, said Spokesman for Sanpark, Isaac Phaahla. Saturday, the guards of the National Park have spotted men suspected of being poachers during a patrol and started them. "The person killed and his accomplices flee the Rangers when they met a herd of elephants during breeding", explained the parks authorities in a statement.

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hunters in their flight, they "dropped an ax and a bag containing Provisions, "adds SanPark. According to Isaac Phaahla, these men probably chased the rhinoceros in the protected natural park. The Rangers have managed to stop a trio member. The third suspect, always sought, would have been injured in the eye. A rifle has also been found. Police opened an investigation.

South Africa, which houses nearly 80% of the world's rhinoceros population, has seen the number of specimens killed decrease for the sixth consecutive year.

But the poachers, responding to the strong demand for the rhinoceros horns in Asia, where they are used for their alleged virtues, in traditional medicine or as aphrodisiacs, continue their raids and attacks.

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