Kruger Park female employee bitten by hyena while sleeping on duty

In a recent incident at the renowned Kruger National Park, a female employee was viciously attacked by a hyena while she was sleeping at the Berg en Dal staff living quarters on Wednesday morning.

The unexpected and terrifying encounter left the employee with injuries to her arm, prompting immediate action from the park authorities.

SANParks spokesperson Isaac Phaahla provided updates on the victim’s condition, reassuring the public that she is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

The news of the attack sent ripples of concern through the community, highlighting the unpredictable nature of wildlife encounters even within protected areas like the Kruger National Park.

Following the disturbing incident, the section ranger and his team swiftly mobilized to locate the hyena responsible for the attack.

Despite efforts to capture and relocate the animal, it was deemed necessary to euthanize the hyena to ensure the safety of park staff and visitors.

The decision to euthanize the hyena, while undoubtedly a difficult one, underscores the park’s commitment to prioritizing human safety and preventing future incidents of this nature.

Wildlife encounters are an inherent risk in a vast and diverse ecosystem like the Kruger National Park, and park authorities must take decisive action to mitigate potential threats to both wildlife and humans.

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