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
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)

(Newser) – 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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