A suspected rhino poacher has been killed by an elephant stampede while fleeing from rangers at one of South Africa’s most famous parks, authorities said.
- The suspected poachers allegedly ran into a herd of breeding elephants
- The stampede led to one of the suspected poachers being trampled to death
- Kruger National Park’s managing executive called the death “unnecessary”
Another man has been arrested, while a third was able to flee, officials at Kruger National Park (KNP) said on the weekend.
The trio of suspected poachers were spotted by rangers, who chased them through the park.
An aviation team and a K9 dog unit were also involved in the pursuit.
The men dropped axes while trying to escape and ran into a herd of breeding…