Suspected poacher likely trampled by elephant

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Park officials believe that a deceased person found in a South African national park was fatally trampled by an elephant. On October 22, the Kruger National Park Tweeted about the discovery, and outlined their belief that the person was believed to be a poacher:

“Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices,”

According to the park service, no deceased animals were found in the vicinity. Kruger National Park issued a reminder to poachers that “it is dangerous to hunt illegally,” and stated that “criminals stand to lose their lives and freedom.”

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The reserve is home to lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos, in addition to hundreds of other mammals.

(Stock image of an elephant via Pixabay free images)

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