Elephants trample suspected poacher in South African safari park

In the Kruger Park in South Africa, elephants kicked a suspected poacher to death on Saturday. That‘s what the park operator, South African National Parks, reports Sunday on Twitter.

The man was on the run from park rangers with two others when the group came across a herd of elephants with calves. The animals reacted to that and kicked him to death.

The park rangers picked up one accomplice. He told me the first man was probably trampled by the herd. The other suspect is still a fugitive. This man would have been injured in his eye.

According to the owner of the Kruger Park, the poachers were looking for rhinos. The park is one of South Africa’s main safari destinations and one of the largest wildlife reserves on the continent, known for its elephants, lions, rhinoceros, leopards and buffalo.