South Africa, a poacher trampled to death by a herd of elephants

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April 19, 2021 4:12 pm

A second hunter managed to escape while a third was arrested by the Kruger National Park rangers during their routine checks

Poachers – According to Isac Phaahla, spokesman for South African national parks, another man was also attacked by pachyderms, but managed to escape, while a third poacher was arrested. The guards also found a rifle and an ax.

They were hunting for rhinos – The poachers were apparently looking for rhinos and not for elephants. The poachers, who are thought to be part of an international trafficking organization, also open fire on rhinos to cut off the horn, much in demand in Asia for its use in traditional medicine or as a supposed aphrodisiac.

South Africa, which is home to about 80% of the world’s rhino population, is considered a poacher’s paradise, with many “businesses” concentrated in Kruger Park, although the phenomenon has been declining in the last six years. In 2020, the death toll of rhinos reached 394, down a third from the previous year, according to government data. Despite this, Phaahla told AFP that poachers’ raids have not decreased and can reach 40 per day.

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