Leopard attacks four people in Matsulu

A leopard attacked four people following its escape at the Kruger National Park today.

Spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, Kholofelo Nkambule, confirmed the incident.

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“We are aware, and the injured four were taken to a local hospital. Our team will investigate to determine what could have caused the animal to behave in that manner. We want to appeal to communities to immediately report such incidences to the MTPA. We have officials that experienced in handling wild animals or report to the police,” she said. Communities members killed the animal after it was spotted.

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On July 17, another leopard attacked a SANParks employee. He fought the leopard and shouted for help. The animal disappeared into the surrounding bush. They rushed the employee to the doctor for treatment. He suffered deep lacerations and trauma, but they understand the injuries not to be life threatening.

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