Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo





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    Default Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo

    SKUKUZA – SANParks announced today that one of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) regional rangers, Mr Don English was attacked and injured by a buffalo in the park yesterday at around 10:30. He had been conducting a routine buffalo sustainable off-take exercise.
    During the exercise a bull charged English at very close quarters. It managed to hit him in the chest before throwing him repeatedly in the air. English managed to grab onto the horns during the attack and hung on for dear life until the buffalo eventually succumbed.
    English was immediately attended to by a local doctor and airlifted by helicopter to a nearby medical facility where he is receiving further medical attention.
    KNP managing executive, Mr Glenn Phillips, has extended his well wishes to English on behalf of all staff at SANParks. “This is a huge blow for us as we are just four days away from celebrating World Ranger Day on Sunday July 31. English, as the regional ranger has been one of the leaders on the ground getting the ranger corps ready for this important event and we would like to wish him a speedy recovery.
    * On January 14 a SANParks ranger was accidentally shot during an encounter with a buffalo.
    Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo

    I guess "a routine buffalo sustainable off-take exercise" is probably the PC term for a cull.

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    Default Re: Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo

    Quote Originally Posted by JennyB View Post
    Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo

    I guess "a routine buffalo sustainable off-take exercise" is probably the PC term for a cull
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    This ^

    Hope he recovers soon

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    Wounded Buff - not to be tangled with!

    Wishing the Ranger a speedy recovery!

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    Default Re: Well-known KNP ranger hit by buffalo

    KNP Ranger Don English a very lucky man to be alive, grabbing and holding onto its horns till it succumbed definite saved his life.

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