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Anti-poaching officer killed by elephant

A Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit senior officer was trampled to death by an elephant on Friday during patrols in a severe blow to the non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.

Lovemore Ndlovu, who was among the first person to react to the incident, said the VFAPU official whose identity cannot be revealed yet for ethical reasons was trampled to death by the stray elephant near the Bonnaise Air bush owned by the Victoria Falls City Council.

“When we attended the scene shortly after the incident we were told by one of the rangers that before starting the patrol they had divided themselves into two groups and he was with the deceased when they spotted an elephant at a distance of approximately 300 meters,” Ndlovu said.

“He said he still doesn’t know how it suddenly reached to them as it immediately started to attack his colleague by stomping on his head, arms and legs.”


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