Elephant kills SA tourist

elephant_attackKARIBA - A South African businessman, Don Hornsby, was killed by an elephant in Kariba on Wednesday October 13. (Pictured: Conservationists have warned that due to poaching, elephants have become unpredictable and dangerous.)

Johnny Rodriguez, the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task told The Zimbabwean that Don, an avid conservationist and nature lover, was attacked by an elephant during his holiday in Matusadona.

He was a great supporter of wildlife and assisted us in the feeding of orphaned baby rhinos. We shall all miss him in the world of wild life conservation, said Rodrigues.

About three weeks ago another wildlife conservationist, Geoff Blythe, was lucky to escape with his life after an elephant attack in Kariba.

We would like to appeal to everybody to exercise extreme caution when coming into contact with elephants in Zimbabwe. Due to the poaching, and the number of elephants being shot, they have become traumatized and are extremely unpredictable and dangerous, said Rodrigues.

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