The leopard allegedly managed to access a fenced-off area of the park where living quarters for staff members are located when he the boy was grabbed.
In a statement released by the national park, they stressed that such attacks were "very rare" and confirmed that due to the incident, they had located, shot and killed the big cat in an effort to "remove the danger".
"It's hard for me and my wife I can not even leave my cottage or go to work because when I walk out I get flashbacks of what happened".
Phaala says such incidents are very rare, but predators can sometimes become used to rangers and tourists. "The memory of it all is painful", Ntimane said.
"Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this trying time, we wish them strength and will give them all the support they need as an organisation", South African National Parks chief executive Fundisile Mketeni said.
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'There is interaction between animals and visitors to the KNP and this may result in species like a leopard getting habituated to people and losing their fear of them.
Ntimane said he rushed out to see what the commotion was about when he found his toddler hanging from the leopard's jaws.
Kruger National Park is a popular destination for local and worldwide tourists who travel to the reserve to see wild animals in their natural habitat.
KNP Management has sent a delegation to the family to give moral support. "May the young toddler's soul rest in eternal peace", Mketeni added. "It's an unfortunate risk having to work and live in those kinds of environments", he said.