(The AEGIS Alliance) – Apparently, a presumed poacher got stomped to death by an elephant following the male suspect’s crushed body being discovered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a park representative pointed out on Saturday.
National park rangers found the poacher’s body in the course of an intel operation meant to stop poachings from happening in the park, Kruger representative Isaac Phaahla said, CBS reported.
“Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices,” Phaahla mentioned.
The presumed poacher was discovered along with his mobile phone still in one piece that rangers handed over to authorities, hoping to find his accomplices and determine their identities.
A rhinoceros poacher had gotten stomped to death in Kruger back in April by a herd of elephants that were mating he encountered after he was located by park rangers.
A worrying new research study has found that due to generations of poaching, a number of African Elephants have started evolving and are being born with no tusks.
“What I think this study shows is that it’s more than just numbers. The impacts that people have, we’re literally changing the anatomy of animals,” research co-author, as well as Princeton University professor Robert Pringle, informed the Guardian.
The national park released a statement last week and noted the apprehension of 4 rhino poachers, suggesting a rise in poaching this year compared to 2020.
“There has been an increase of 29.41% in the number of poachers arrested (22) as compared to (17) for the same period in 2020,” officials pointed out.
Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.