Category: elephant

Big game hunter Theunis Botha killed after dead elephant falls on top of him

While leading clients through a game reserve in Zimbabwe Friday afternoon, a big game hunter died after getting crushed by an elephant that had been shot by a member of his group.

Founded on “a mutual love for Africa and its natural beauty,” his company, Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris, claims to have “perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds.”

Ironically, Botha was close friends with Scott van Zyl, a hunter who was also killed in Zimbabwe last month.

He was eaten by crocodiles.

Condolences to the elephant’s family.


A Zimbabwean man, Moses Ndlovu, lost his life whiles attempting to get a selfie opportunity with a male elephant.