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May 22, 2017

Death of Two Professional Hunters

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Edited: May 22, 2017

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen, South Africa, Theunis Botha, 51, died on Friday afternoon during a hunt near Gwai, Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at an attacking elephant cow and the animal fell on him. 

 

Botha and some foreign hunters had gone for a walk Friday afternoon when they suddenly came across a breeding herd of elephant. Three elephant cows charged the hunters and Botha shot one at very close quarters. A fourth cow charged in from the side, rammed and lifted Botha with her trunk. Reports are that one of the hunters fatally shot her and as the cow collapsed, she fell on Botha. 

 

Botha was a good friend of PH Scott van Zyl who was killed by crocodiles in Zimbabwe last month. Van Zyl, 44, was on a hunt with American clients near the Chikwaraka camp in Zimbabwe when he disappeared on April 7.

 

His backpack was found on the banks of the Limpopo River. Two crocodiles were shot during the extensive search for Van Zyl. DNA tests were done on samples taken from the crocodiles’ stomach contents and it matched that of Van Zyl. 

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