Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.
An elephant in South Africa's Kruger National Park was put down after it attacked a British tourist, ripping open the woman's thigh with its tusk. The woman and her male friend were filming the elephant, when suddenly they were both attacked.
While the incident sounds worse than it actually was, American comedian and movie star Adam Sandler, while on safari in South Africa, was actually attacked by a cheetah while trying to give it a little water.
The first recorded deaths of rhinos in South Africa for 2012 were recorded Tuesday when rangers found eight carcasses, all with their horns cut off, making the toll an unprecedented count as the region continues dealing with poachers.
Home to 90 percent of the rhinos in Africa and the largest rhino population in the world, rhino poaching in South Africa has reached record proportions, with 50 percent of rhinos being taken from within Kruger National Park.
International crime syndicates are teaming up with poachers in South Africa, leading to continued slaughtering of rhinos with an added twist of using AK-47 assault rifles, night-vision goggles and taunts as rhino horn’s price exceeds the price of gold.
According to South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Brigadier General Koos Liebenberg, incidents of poaching have dropped significantly since the start of Operation Corona in the Kruger National Park in March this year.
The Kruger wildlife Park's famous elephant bull Alexander, died of a suspected heart attack Monday - closely guarded by one of his dearest male friends. When rangers approached Alexander's body, his friend then ripped out one of the fallen giant 's tusks.
A South African wildlife ranger had to listen helplessly to the agonised screams of his colleague being dragged from their tent by a lioness at the Thorny bush wildlife reserve, about 25km from the Kruger National Park.The lioness was shot the next day.