Another Big Game Hunter Suffers Agonising Death At The Feet Of An Elephant

By NewsRoom24 on August 16th, 2017 / Views
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An elephant in Namibia has killed a big game hunter who was trying to shoot him.

Jose Monzalvez, 46, from Argentina, was tracking a herd of the animals when he was trampled in a private wildlife area on Saturday afternoon, the Namibia Press Agency reported.

Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed in the area 70 kilometres (43 miles) northwest of Kalkfeld town.

The elephant apparently charged before the group was able to find a spot to aim and shoot.

Monzalvez was found with a hunting permit, and authorities have since informed his relatives about his death.

It wasn’t the first time a big game hunter had been killed by an elephant in southern Africa this year.

Theunis Botha, 51, died after being trampled in Gwai, Zimbabwe, in May.

A member of his hunting party had reportedly tried to save the South African when an elephant had grabbed him with its trunk but the animal fell on him after being shot.

Mr Botha died from the injuries.

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