South Africa's Kruger National Park reopens

NEW YORK -- South African National Parks (SANP) and South African Tourism (Satour) announced that Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga province is operational again following heavy February floods.

According to a press release, much of the damage to the park's infrastructure has been repaired and access points such as roads, bridges and approaches also have been reopened.

The release also said that scientists and rangers at the park indicated that the heavy rains have had a positive effect on the park's natural environment.

Silt and vegetation buildups have been cleared along the riverbanks, and animals have been congregating on the roads to avoid the muddy terrain, thus increasing game-viewing. Most camps in the park are fully operational and are currently open.

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