Elephant Kills Elderly Man

Elephants at Chobe National Park PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Elephants at Chobe National Park PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Police in Kasane are investigating an incident in which an elephant attacked and killed a 54-year-old man in the tourism town.

Kasane police Station commander, Superintendent Silton Fidzani confirmed the incident in a telephonic interview with The Monitor.

The incident is likely to spark debate on the human/wildlife conflict subject. A few months ago Botswana announced plans to introduce trophy hunting in a bid to reduce the country’s soaring elephant population estimated at around 130, 000.

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