ARTICLES RELATING TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Escaped lions back in Kruger after casual walk on the wild side

2017-05-17 17:27

They may have enjoyed their time on the wild side, but for five lions who escaped from the Kruger National Park, home is where the heart is.

Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks

2017-03-16 18:53

Two weeks after its introduction, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the Meerkat, has managed to stop five out of nine detected rhino poaching incidents.

R8.1m water project to bring relief to Bushbuckridge villages

2017-01-11 19:02

The Bushbuckridge municipality, in partnership with the Kruger National Park, has set aside an R8.1m budget for a project that is expected to help alleviate water shortages in villages adjacent to the park.

Mozambican poachers target SA rhinos

2016-07-28 14:12

The depletion of elephants and rhinos in Mozambique has prompted poachers there to target rhinos in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, a report has revealed.

Study finds seven strawberry leopards in S Africa

2016-07-04 12:15

Researchers have found evidence of seven "strawberry leopards" in the north of South Africa in what is one of very few documented cases of these ultra-rare rare big cats outside India.

SA settles Kruger Game Reserve land claims

2016-05-22 11:55

The government has handed over compensation to communities for land claims under the country’s restitution programme at the Kruger National Park.

PICS: Spar near Kruger Park flooded

2016-03-10 14:03

Pictures have emerged of a Spar in Komatipoort, south of the Kruger National Park, completely flooded. Certain roads in Kruger National Park were closed on Thursday due to the high water volumes.

Rhino poachers get 14 years in prison thanks to tracking dog

2015-10-27 21:59

Two rhino poachers, who were arrested after they were tracked by a Belgian Malinois dog in the Kruger National Park, have each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

Ex-soldier allegedly used silencers to poach rhino in Kruger Park

2015-09-21 22:10

The Nelspruit Regional Court has heard how a former South African National Defence Force soldier facing several counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park allegedly poached rhino - using silencers.

Ex-soldier in court for Kruger poaching

2015-09-01 17:55

A former South African National Defence Force soldier has appeared in court on 18 counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park.

 

5 lions escape from Kruger

2017-05-08 23:14

Five lions have reportedly escaped from the Kruger National Park and are on the loose in Mpumalanga.

Kruger Park sniffer dog seriously injured by kudu bull

2017-02-16 14:41

A Kruger National Park sniffer dog is recovering well after coming off second best in an altercation with a kudu bull while she was on patrol.

Heavy rains breathe life into Kruger Park

2017-01-10 19:26

Despite flooding which closed roads in the Kruger National Park, management has expressed relief that the heavy rains in the area have brought welcome solace to animals dying from the severe drought.

Muthi defence fails as ex-soldier gets 26 years for rhino poaching

2016-07-15 13:06

A former SANDF soldier’s failure to convince a court that he had only trespassed in the Kruger National Park to look for muthi - and not to poach rhino - will see him spending the next 26 years in prison.

Kruger dealt severe blow as virus wipes out wild dog pack

2016-05-27 13:37

The Kruger National Park's endangered and vitally important wild dog population has suffered a significant setback with the death of an entire pack from a vicious strain of the canine distemper virus.

First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

Four men bust for hunting rhino in Kruger Park

2015-11-10 12:32

Four men in their 20s have been arrested for allegedly hunting rhino in the Kruger National Park, police say.

At least 19 elephants killed in KNP this year

2015-10-23 10:02

At least 19 elephants have been killed in Kruger National Park since January, an official says, adding that 12 of these were killed in September and October.

Suspected poacher's claims of sexual assault investigated

2015-09-09 13:56

The South African National Parks has denied any knowledge of a police case against Kruger National Park rangers accused of sticking a rifle up a rhino poaching suspect's anus, but police say an investigation has been opened.

Kruger Park chopper in emergency landing

2015-08-19 16:42

The pilot of a Kruger National Park helicopter had to perform an emergency landing, the park says.

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