She Tried to Get a Photo of the Elephant. It Killed Her

Tourist loses her life in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2018 7:18 AM CDT
She Tried to Get a Photo of the Elephant. It Killed Her
This image released on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, shows an elephant in the bush at Sango Wildlife Conservancy in Zimbabwe.   (Sango Wildlife Conservancy via AP Images)

A female tourist in Zimbabwe lost her life while trying to get a photo of an elephant. The BBC reports the German woman was among a group of vacationers who spotted a herd of elephants entering Mana Pools National Park on Wednesday. The unnamed 49-year-old was trampled by one of the animals and died later that day. It's unclear what spurred the attack. The AP reports a rep for the country's Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says "we are always asking people to stay away from wild animals; they should keep a safe distance." The rep added the woman had left her vehicle to get closer to the creatures, per the Independent. (A US scientist and her son were trampled by a giraffe.)

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