JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Visitors to South Africa's biggest game park might see more than wild animals these days. Many people are choosing to scatter the ashes of their loved ones in the reserve, and authorities want to curb the custom.
The South African National Parks department said Wednesday that it is finding urns, caskets, crosses, photographs, small tombstones and other memorials in Kruger National Park. The items are put next to rocks, trees and other places without permission.
The department will consider written requests from people who want to scatter ashes or place memorial plaques and benches. It says some requests can be approved in line with the law, but warns against private ceremonies that could disrupt the experience of other visitors.
The Kruger park, in northeastern South Africa, borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
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