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Media Release: Jackal carcasses discovered in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2014-08-12

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11 August 2014 - Conservation staff at Addo Elephant National Park have discovered the carcasses of 21 jackals and one crow in the main game viewing area of the park, following reports from tourists early this morning.

It is not yet known what caused the deaths of the animals.  A South African National Parks (SANParks) vet is currently in the park investigating.  

AENP is the third largest national park and is home to the Big Five, including over 600 elephant.  Jackals play an important role in the park in terms of restoring the natural ecological processes through predation as a key means of conserving biodiversity.

Further details will be released as soon as we have more information.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Frontier Region Communications
Tel: 082 888 0201

Enquiries:  
Fayroush Ludick
Regional Manager: Communications, SANParks  
Tel:  082 888 0201
Email:  fayroush.ludick@sanparks.org

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