Kruger Park ranger fired after rare antelopes die of thirst

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Kruger Park ranger fired after rare antelopes die of thirst

The recent deaths of 20 already endangered roan leaves a population of just 40-50

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A South African National Parks section ranger has been fired for “gross negligence” after 20 endangered roan antelope died of thirst in a fenced-off breeding enclosure in the Kruger National Park.

The antelope died in 2019 in the Nwaxitsumbe breeding camp, one of at least three such park facilities which aim to multiply the number of rare or endangered species by fencing them off from predators.

The most recent deaths of 20 roan leaves a population of just 40-50 of these large and rare antelopes in SA’s most famous wildlife park...

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