Stray elephants rescued, now back in Kruger National Park

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The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has confirmed that the four elephants that were spotted in Matsulu, outside Mbombela, have been recaptured and taken back to the Kruger National Park.

Residents had raised concerns about their safety following the escape of the elephants from the park.

The agency’s spokesperson, Simphiwe Shungube says, ‘The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency confirms that the reported four elephants, which were spotted at Matsulu C, Sibuyile section, have been pushed back into the Kruger National Park. The MTPA promptly responded to the complaints by dispatching a team dealing with damage-causing animals to manage the situation. The community is advised to continue reporting such incidents to MTPA authorities to avoid human-wildlife conflict.'”