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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Captive elephant used in tourist elephant-back safaris kills handler (Livingstone, Zambia)

By Brina Siwale, The Post Online, Zambia.

Source: The Post, Zambia

A 42-year-old elephant handler has been killed by a captive elephant used in tourist elephant-back safaris at the Mukuni Big Five Safaris captive animal experience in Livingstone, Zambia.

Confirming the incident, Southern Province deputy police commissioner Milner Muyambango said Manson Mukotosi, a Zimbabwean and elephant handler at the Mukuni Big Five Safaris, died on the spot.

"Mukotosi was doing one of his routine works on the female elephant when it suddenly lost its temper and squeezed him. He sustained a deep wound on the left side of his thigh and he bled profusely. And the elephant also squeezed him so he died on the spot. He could have also suffered some internal injuries," Muyambango said.

He said the incident happened around 10:00 hours on Wednesday.

To read full article: The Post, Zambia

Links: Mukuni Big 5 Safaris

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