A suspected poacher found dead in a South African national park is believed to have been killed by an elephant, park officials said.
"Initial investigations suspect that the deceased was killed by an elephant and left behind by his accomplices," the statement said.
The Rangers did not find any animals killed in the immediate area, the spokesperson said.
Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary, encompassing nearly 5 million acres.
In the first half of 2020, 166 rhinos were poached in South Africa, with 88 in Kruger National Park.
There are 3,529 white rhinos and 268 black rhinos left in Kruger National Park, according to South African National Parks.
Between July and September, there was a nearly 30% increase in the number of poachers arrested in the park compared with the same period last year, according to South African National Parks. »