JOHANNESBURG - A two-year-old toddler has been fatally mauled by a leopard at staff living quarters in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
On Thursday KNP said the tragic incident occurred at about 8pm on Wednesday night at the Malelane Technical Services living Quarters.
"KNP can confirm that a leopard killed a staff member’s son last night," said the statement issued early on Thursday.
"The toddler was only 30 months old. The incident took place at 8pm and the boy was certified dead by doctors at the Shongwe Hospital after being rushed there by family members."
The chief executive of South African National Parks, Fundisile Mketeni has extended his condolences to the family of the deceased saying, “our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this trying time, we wish them strength and will give them all the support they need".