Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 at Malawi park

2015-09-29 15:07

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Johannesburg - The new managers of a wildlife park in Malawi say elephants and crocodiles have killed seven people in separate incidents over seven weeks in and around the park.

African Parks, a Johannesburg-based group, on Monday attributed the deaths in Liwonde National Park primarily to the fact that the reserve is unfenced and because poachers are illegally entering the park. The non-profit group, which took over management of Liwonde on August 1, says the park's 130km perimetre will be fenced, which will take 18 months.

It says the dead include four people killed outside the park by crocodiles and crop-raiding elephants, as well as three poachers killed inside the park — one by an elephant and the other two by crocodiles. Another poacher lost his arm in a crocodile attack.

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