Increase in elephant poaching at Kruger National Park

Poachers have been targeting the northern part of the park close to the Mozambique border.

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CAPE TOWN - There has been a sharp increase in elephant poaching at the Kruger National Park.

Poachers have been targeting the northern part of the park, close to the Mozambique border.

There has also been an increase in the number of rhinos being poached in the park's southern section.

At least 22 elephants were poached last year and 20 elephants have already been shot since the start of this year.

SANParks Chief ranger Nicholas Funda says they are doing their best to counter these attacks.