Another Elephant Eaten in Matsulu - Christmas Feast

Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:23 am

A second ellie was shot after entering Matsulu next to Kruger. The community enjoyed the meat in time for Christmas. The first was in January.

Published on Dec 30, 2016

Die gemeenskap van Matsulu het Kersfees vanjaar gevier met die vleis van ‘n olifant wat uit die Krugerwiltuin ontsnap het, berig Beatrice Shongwe.
William Mabasa, woordvoerder van die Krugerwildtuin het bevestig dat veldwagters omenby 03:00 ‘n oproep ontvang het oor die olifant wat ontsnap het.
“Op die toneel aangekom, was die Mpumalanga Toerisme en Parkeraad reeds op die toneel,” het Mabasa gesê.
Seniorbestuurder van wildlewebeskermingdienste van die Mpumalanga Toerisme en Parkeraad, Jan Muller het die voorval bevestig en gesê die olifant is geskiet omenby 09:00 toe hul op die toneel gearriveer het.
“Nadat die dier geskiet is, het ons die olifant se “trunk” vir veilige bewaring geneem en die res van die karkas vir die gemeenskap gegee,” het Muller gesê.


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Re: Another Elephant Eaten in Matsulu - Christmas Feast

Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:04 pm

Persistent elephant lands in pot
The elephant had broken the fence and had kept entering the town
7 hours ago


MATSULU – An elephant that persistently broke out of the Kruger National Park was shot and killed and the meat given to the community for Christmas. Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) Senior manager, Mr Jan Muller, said that they had received a call from the local police about an elephant which kept escaping from the adjoining Kruger National Park.

“He had already caused a lot of damage in the area and we found him close to a school. He was eating his way through a lot of the local communities crops.”

The elephant seemed to have targeted the mielie crops in particular.

Muller said the elephant had broken the fence and had kept entering the town over the last couple of days before Christmas at night.

“He would go back during the day when he heard people. Once an elephant learns that there is an easy life outside the Park, he will continue to escape. So we are left with no alternative but to shoot him.”

He said they cut the head off which included the tusks but had given the rest of the meat to the community. “They were extremely grateful for the meat a day before Christmas,” he said.

SANParks spokesman, Mr William Mabaso, confirmed that the elephant had escaped from the Park.


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