Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency did not immediately respond to The Dodo’s request for comment.
If anyone plans to visit Kruger or the surrounding reserves to go on a wildlife safari, Oxton suggests doing your research.
“People must do their research before staying at any reserve bordering KNP to make sure they [the reserves] don't conduct trophy hunting,” Oxton said. “Also spread the word via social media and any other means possible that wildlife within KNP are being killed by trophy hunters while crossing into private reserves. Also, writing to [the] media inquiries [department] at KNP is very helpful, because direct public outrage has helped in the past.”