The Namibia Wildlife Resort said the carcass found in a fridge at one of its resorts a few weeks ago was not poached but was being stored for the antipoaching unit.
A guest at the resort video recorded the carcass that was stored in a compartment behind the fridge while he was looking for ice blocks.
In a statement Wednesday, the NWR acting managing director Dr Matthias Ngwangwama said there was a misunderstanding between the tourist who video recorded the carcass and the resort management.
The NWR then said it would investigate the origins of the carcass.
Dr Ngwangwama said that the carcass was being stored in our freezers for the anti-poaching unit within the Etosha National Park.
“Due to some unforeseen circumstances, it ended up being temporarily stored in a storeroom in the shop
while the resort was waiting to create space at the freezers in the kitchen, where they usually store meat,” Dr Ngwangwama said.
He cautioned the guests that in the future, they should first verify the information they gather or are told before sharing it on social media.
“I believe that through this, such misunderstandings can be handled better, which will avoid the company’s and country’s name being unnecessarily damaged in the process,” he said.