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Ivory Hunter Trampled To Death By The Elephant He Was Hunting
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Ivory Hunter Trampled To Death By The Elephant He Was Hunting

Last week, professional Zimbabwean big-game hunter Ian Gibson was trampled by a young bull elephant after spending 5 hours tracking it for an American hunting client.

The 55-year-old hunter, who worked with Chifuti Safaris, approached the elephant to measure its ivory when his client had stopped to rest. When he and his tracker, Robert, came within 50-100m of the elephant, it began to charge, as it was in an aggressive state called “musth.” Gibson fired off one shot before being killed, and the elephant survived. Read on for more of the story.

More info: africahunting.com | chifutisafaris.com

Ian Gibson (55) spent 5 hours chasing a young elephant

The elephant was in “musth,” a highly aggressive state related to reproduction, so it turned and trampled him to death

Safari hunts like the one shown here by Chifuti Safaris net much-needed conservation funds, but at the cost of an elephant’s life

The hunting community called Gibson an avid conservationist, though some animal rights supporters celebrated the incident as a form of gruesome justice

Even professional hunters can’t always tell what a wild animal will do next!

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HenkModderman
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7 years ago

Justice, that served him well

JeanneDeaux
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7 years ago

One less! Next!!! =D

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BarbBraun
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7 years ago

Good, serves him right. One life is not more important than another.

TamásDihen
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7 years ago

@Sky: yes, an endangered elephant's life is way more important then a fking poacher's life from the overpopulated, greedy human race.

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RismaSitanggang
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7 years ago

I cant believe there is a hunting community...like what the heck??!

MichelBaecke
Community Member
7 years ago

whe wouldn't know about it, as hey call themselves conservationists, a false title to hide unnecessary animal carnage.

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HenkModderman
Community Member
7 years ago

Justice, that served him well

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
7 years ago

One less! Next!!! =D

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BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

Good, serves him right. One life is not more important than another.

TamásDihen
Community Member
7 years ago

@Sky: yes, an endangered elephant's life is way more important then a fking poacher's life from the overpopulated, greedy human race.

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RismaSitanggang
Community Member
7 years ago

I cant believe there is a hunting community...like what the heck??!

MichelBaecke
Community Member
7 years ago

whe wouldn't know about it, as hey call themselves conservationists, a false title to hide unnecessary animal carnage.

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