Second German tourist attacked by elephant in Zimbabwe  - Zimbabwe Situation

Second German tourist attacked by elephant in Zimbabwe 

Second German tourist attacked by elephant in Zimbabwe 

A German tourist sustained serious injuries when he was attacked by an elephant in a national park in Zimbabwe.

Source: Second German tourist attacked by elephant in Zimbabwe | IOL News

Harare – A German tourist sustained serious injuries when he was attacked by an elephant in a national park in Zimbabwe, the second German national to be trampled within a few days, the national parks authority said on Sunday.

The man, who is reportedly in his 50s, was trampled by the bull elephant while taking photos and filming wildlife in Victoria Falls national park on Saturday afternoon, said Zimbabwe National Parks and  Wildlife Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo.

The victim was receiving medical treatment in a local hospital, according to Farawo.

The accident comes only two days after a 49-year-old German woman was trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park.

The woman had been rushed to a local hospital but died shortly thereafter from her injuries.

In 2017, 41 cases of elephants attacking people were reported in Zimbabwe, Farawo said.

Among them was a tourist guide who was trampled and torn apart by a bull elephant before colleagues could come to his aid.

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    Don nash 10 months ago

    Hi I think that all tourists should have on an arrival  in any country or game reserve a document advising of them of the  possible danger of wild life.  Just a one page would do.  Most people do not some realism that the wildlife are potentially dangerous and are not zoo animals. How difficult would this to do on airlines ,border crossings at game park entrances. Just a thought.