Veld fire burns 20 elephants

Veld fire burns 20 elephants

6 March 2006

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Johannesburg — Twenty elephants were severely burnt and one was put down after a veld fire at Pilanesberg Game Park near Sun City in North West, reported SABC news on Friday.

Medical rescue teams attended to the injured animals.

Seven of the 20 injured elephants were transported to a place were they would receive special treatment.

The park’s manager, Peter Leitner, said the fire started outside the game park and then wreaked havoc among the animals.

The fire was put out and further rescue operations were to continue on Saturday. 


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