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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Park's Authority reminds tourists and residents of dangerous wild animals

Zimbabwe's National Park authority (ZimPArks) have been warning residents and tourists in Victoria Falls of the dangers of wild animals After a man was recently trampled to death by an elephant near the Masuwe Bridge, on the outskirts of Victoria Falls.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority confirmed the incident which occurred on Saturday the 12th of April 2014, adding that the victim comes from Lupinyu village under Chief Mvutu.

The authority's Public Relations Manager, Caroline Washaya-Moyo says parks officers notified the police after the incident, adding that the deceased sustained a broken leg and multiple body injuries.

Washaya-Moyo added that the Authority is carrying out awareness campaign programmes with communities and plans are underway to engage the Victoria Falls council to carry out combined awareness campaign programmes.

The authority urges the Victoria Falls community to report any sightings of elephant herds to either the nearest police or parks office and not to travel at night as well as avoid areas with thicket.

Source: Man killed by elephants, Bulawayo24 (14 April 2014).

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