Rogue hyena mauls boy while camping in South Africa


A hyena mauled a teenage boy on Sunday in South Africa’s Kruger National Park while he was sleeping in a tent during a family camping plot.

The boy was lucky to escape with injuries, and was airlifted to Gauteng for treatment.

Rangers haven’t been able to find the animal they say found its way into the camping site via a hole in the fence.

Acting head of communications for SANParks, William Mabasa, said the 16-year-old boy was sleeping by himself in a tent when he was attacked.

His parents were in a caravan next to him at the Crocodile Bridge camp in the southern Kruger Park.

The boy is said to be in stable condition and is recovering well.