Elephant Excapes Death by Trampling Poacher : Zimbabwe


African Elephant in Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia...
African Elephant in Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia. Rushing for the waterhole at sundown. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Elephant with injured trunc, victim o...
English: Elephant with injured trunc, victim of poachers, and baby elephant in Murchison Falls National Park Русский: Слониха с поврежденным хоботом, жертва браконьеров и слоненок в национальном парке Водопад Мерчисона (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area...
English: Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area, Kenya Deutsch: Gewilderter Elefant (erkennbar u. a. an den fehlenden Stoßzähnen und der Tarnung durch Äste etc.), Voi Distrikt Kenia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Elephant Escapes Death By Trampling Poacher

Elephant Escapes Death By Trampling Poacher

Authorities in Zimbabwe say that a suspected poacher was killed by an  elephant after he attempted to shoot the animal.

Rangers found the body of Solomon Manjoro inside a national park, and believe  he was attempting to poach in the protected Charara safari area. According to  Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail, Manjoro and an accomplice entered the park in  mid-to-late April, with plans to hunt elephants for their ivory.

However, things didn’t go as planned for the poachers.

The Sunday Mail reports, ”The poacher was recently trampled to death by an  elephant after he failed to gun down the jumbo during a hunting expedition.”

It seems that when Manjoro and his friend, Noluck Tafuruka, finally tracked  down an animal and attempted to shoot it, the elephant charged. Manjoro was  killed in the incident and Tafuruka is now in custody, along with a third man  suspected of involvement. The surviving pair appeared in court last week, where  they faced charges of illegal weapon possession and contravention of local  wildlife.

Sadly, pachyderm poaching has been on the rise lately, as the black market  demand for ivory continues to increase. This elephant, perhaps knowing the  danger he was in, protected himself. For the safety of everyone, we hope that  other poachers get the not so subtle hint.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/elephant-escapes-death-by-trampling-poacher.html#ixzz2UUWvqcHd

3 thoughts on “Elephant Excapes Death by Trampling Poacher : Zimbabwe

    1. I read a book vom Jason Hribal (Introduction by Jeffrey St. Clair); Hribal´s book:
      Fear of the Animal Planet has a second title: The Hidden Resistance of Animal
      RESISTANCE.
      I like the word RESISTANCE, as I know animal, they do not fight against us.
      They are too noble!
      Annamaria

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