- A 15-year-old boy was bitten in the face during a safari in the Kruger National Park in South Africa by a hyena. The boy lost by the bite part of his face and broke several bones.
The hyena was able to come through a hole in the fence at the tent of the 15-year-old Erco and his family. While the boy slept, stole the hyena the tent. He grabbed the boy by his pajamas out and bit him in the face. The parents of the boy who woke up from the noise, managed to chase away the beast.
The boy is being treated by a plastic surgeon to his mouth and jaw. His family managed to Mail Online know that the adolescent is to ensure not too good. 'He communicates by nodding his head. The whole experience has been very intense.'
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A spokesman for the park tells the newspaper that the fence has now been closed, but visitors should be wary. 'Probably the hyena was looking for food. Its visitors to the parks should be aware that there are wild animals in the area and that they must close their tents.'