- Theunis Botha was crushed to death by one of the elephants he was hunting
- He was hunting with a group in Zimbabwe when they came across animals
- The group began to shoot, which spooked the elephants which began running
- Botha was then reportedly picked up by one of the elephants he was shooting at
- Another hunter then shot that elephant, which fell over on top of Botha
A South African safari leader and big game hunter was crushed to death Friday afternoon when an elephant was shot and fell and on top of him.
Theunis Botha, 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants.
They quickly began to shoot, according to News 24, spooking the animals and causing the elephants to charge at the hunters.
Theunis Botha (pictured right with his wife, Carika), 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants
One of the elephants is then said to have picked up Botha with its trunk.
A member of his group shot the elephant, hoping it would put Botha down. Instead, the wounded and dying animal fell on top of him, crushing him to death.