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Animals poisoned at Kruger National Park, poachers suspected

An elephant, two male lions, two black-backed jackals and at least 110 white-backed vultures have been found dead at Kruger National Park (KNP).

It is believed the animals were killed by wildlife poisoning and the KNP is conducting laboratory tests to determined what kind.

The elephant carcass had been shot in the head, its tusks were removed and poison was laced on it, where other scavengers fed.

KNP's William Mabasa said this was the second incident were animals died since last year.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

The number is going up and up and we would like to know who is doing this and for what reason.

William Mabasa, Kruger National Park Spokesperson

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