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Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

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.

South African elephant euthanized after attacking tourist

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.

Video: Adam Sandler attacked by cheetah on safari in South Africa

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.

Video: Impala escapes cheetah by jumping into tourists' car

An impala chased by two hungry cheetahs at the Kruger National Park in South Africa made good his escape by jumping into a car full of tourists through the window.

5 die in helicopter crash in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Five air force personnel have died in a helicopter crash on Saturday evening, during an anti-rhino poaching operation in Kruger National Park. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Eight rhinos killed in one day in South Africa, first 2012 deaths

Johannesburg - 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.

Record poaching in South Africa as rhino horns exceed gold prices

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.

South African troops battle rhino poachers, crime syndicates

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.

South Africa deploys army to combat poaching

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.

Angry hippo attacks vet, then shot dead at South Africa park

A veterinarian is lucky to be alive after the hippopotamus he was testing a new sedative on woke up and attacked him. The hippo was not so lucky, however.

Alexander the Great elephant dies while his friend stands guard

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.

Wildlife ranger dragged from tent, killed by lioness

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.
 

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Herd of elephant seen cooling down on the Pondoro game drive  Kruger National Park  South Africa.
Herd of elephant seen cooling down on the Pondoro game drive, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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Rhino in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
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