Suspected poacher killed by elephants and eaten by lions

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THE authorities of the Kruger National Park in South Africa have extended condolences to a man suspected to be a poacher, whose remains were found in the park.

Media reports quoted the park authorities as saying that the suspected rhino poacher was attacked and killed by a group of elephants last Tuesday after he illegally entered the park.

The BBC reported that a search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday.

Reports quoted the park officials as saying that ‘entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,’ adding that ‘it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.’

In spite of those notices, the victim had dared to enter the zoo.

Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.

On Saturday, the report said Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1 million.

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