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Teen Mauled By Hyena In Park

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on June 27, 2016


This is what happens in parks where animals get too familiar with people!

Johannesburg – A teenage boy is recovering in a Joburg hospital after being mauled by a spotted hyena in the Kruger National Park.

The attack occurred around 4.30am on Sunday.

Teen Mauled By Hyena In Park

The acting head of communications for SANParks, William Mabasa, said the 16-year-old boy was sleeping by himself in a tent when he was attacked.

His parents were in a caravan next to him at the Crocodile Bridge camp in the southern Kruger Park.

“I can’t tell you how serious the injuries were but he was bitten in the face. He was taken to Nelspruit MediClinic. No one else was hurt and the hyena ran away before the rangers could find it,” said Mabasa, adding that he could not identify the family.

Mabasa said the rangers later discovered a hole in the fence which they suspect could have been used by the animal to enter the camp.

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