‘Dangerous to hunt illegally’: Elephant kills poacher in South Africa, park officials suspect

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An alleged poacher was found dead and possibly killed by an elephant on Thursday, according to the South African National Park.

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Kruger National Park Tweeted a “suspect predator” One was killed by an elephant and “left behind by his companions.” No animals were killed in the immediate area.

Poaching is poaching or the capture of wild animals. The park warned that “poaching illegally is dangerous” in the area.


“Criminals stand to lose their lives and liberty,” Kruger National Park tweeted. According to the report, this park located in northeastern South Africa is the largest national park in the country. britannica.com.

Poaching has significantly affected the health and development of elephants, with female African elephants in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without ivory. Scientists believe this is an evolutionary consequence About the brutal hunting and killing of animals during the country’s civil war.

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In Gorongosa in the 1970s, 18.5% of female elephants did not have teeth, and today the number is 51%, according to recent research in the journal. Science. Researchers found that toothless elephants are five times more likely to survive as they avoid predators.

However rangers in the South African National Park are cracking down on poachers in the area. Between July and September 2021 the number of poachers arrested in the park increased by almost 30%, According to South African National Parks.

Contribution: Scott Gleason

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