Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest wildlife reserves. It is home to the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. Unfortunately, poaching has become an increasingly serious issue as the number of animals killed by poachers increased.
Poaching is a serious act. Animals subjected to these crimes are frequently discovered lifeless or in serious condition. Here is a closer look of an elephant who has been going through poaching.
Patrick Ellis, Topaz Ellis, and Daniel Ellis were on safari in Kruger National Park when they came upon this miserable little man. It shows a brave baby calf limping across the road with its herd.
The elephant may have been trapped in a flare trap and lost a leg. Healed nearly completely, the elephant seemed healthy. But it shows he got this wound months ago, unnoticed by rangers.
Poachers in Kruger National Park became more organized and had access to advanced technologies. So, a new squad, the National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit (NWCRU), was created to better pursue these criminals.