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Strange Exits: Big Game Hunter Crushed to Death by Elephant

His web site says big game hunter Theunis Botha embraced his heart’s passion. His passion was killing rare and beautiful animals for sport. He was crushed to death on the Good Luck Farm by a female elephant which his friends shot and killed. 

A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, that his friends had shot, collapsed on top of him.
Theunis Botha was out hunting with friends at the Good Luck Farm in Gwayi, Zimbabwe, when they came across a herd of breeding elephants.
“The unfortunate incident happened when the hunting party got in the middle of a breeding herd of elephants and were attacked by female elephants,” Nyasha Simukai a spokesman for Zimbabwe National Parks, told CNN.

Simukai said Botha, 51, was killed when colleagues shot an elephant that then fell on top of him. It happened Friday.

“Theunis embraced his hearts passion and engaged in full time big game hound safaris in and around South Africa, adding private ranches in Zimbabwe and Botswana as new destinations in 1991,” read the website.
Journalist Columbus Mavunga reported from Harare.


Theunis Botha perfected Leopard and Lion hunting with hounds in Africa. He pioneered traditional European Style Driven Monteria hunts in South Africa. A passionate and professional operation focussed on giving his clients a unique exiting African safari experience. Specialists in Leopard hunting in Africa with big game hounds. 


I don’t understand this passion. To me, it is pointless and sad. 

Bare hand to hand combat is the only honorable way to kill a lion, other big cat or adult elephant, and then only if the animal starts the fight.

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