Elephant charged at two rangers in Kruger, both injured

An elephant charged at two field rangers in the Kruger National Park and injured them.

According to South African National Parks, the rangers were attacked during a routine patrol on Saturday, March 30. Thanks to their skills and knowledge of wildlife behaviour, they managed to escape with minor injuries.

“Alfred Maluleke and Bethuel Khoza stationed in Pafuri in the north of the park whilst on patrol to do their routine duties had an encounter with an elephant,” Nhlanhla Themba, the acting general manager of communications at the Kruger National Park, stated on Tuesday.

“The field rangers were rushed to a nearby hospital for observation and were later discharged,” he added.

It is believed, the elephant was in musth, a periodic condition of bulls (male elephants) characterised by highly aggressive behaviour.

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