Kruger elephant shot after attack

2013-12-31 15:28

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Mbombela - An elephant bull has been put down after it attacked a couple in the Kruger National Park on Monday, trampling their blue Volkswagen car.

A park physician advised the woman to go to the Medi-Clinic Hospital in Nelspruit for observation. The man was unharmed, but in shock.

"Musth happens in the breeding season when young bachelor bulls try to enter a breeding herd to mate with a female," said nature conservationist Bryan Jones, of the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

Some tourists had been caught getting out of their cars and several speeding fines had been issued.

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