Elephant killed after entering village in South Africa

Elephant killed after escaping national park in South Africa

An elephant that escaped from South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday was killed after being chased by locals from a neighboring community.

Video footage showed residents of Matsulu, a town in the northern province of Mpumalanga, running towards the elephant, shouting and throwing objects at it.

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MPTA) stated that the elephant had to be euthanized after people chased him, as the situation became difficult to control. Police were called in to manage the crowd.

After the area was cleared of people, the elephant was euthanized. The MPTA urged the community to avoid any wildlife entering Matsulu and to refrain from chasing animals.

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