Chinese tourist, 66, dies after he was attacked by way of a HIPPO while taking photos in Kenya
- Chang Ming Chuang, 66, from China died following the hippo attacked him in Kenya
- His friend, Wu Peng Te, 62, survived and was taken up to the Naivasha hospital
- Locals say greater than standard water levels were causing hippos to wander from the lake to nearby farms and hotels searching for pasture
A Chinese tourist has died after he was attacked by way of a hippo as he was capturing on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley, Kenya’s wildlife authority said.
The man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Naivasha District Hospital, on Saturday evening while another tourist survived the attack, based on the Kenya Wildlife Service.
The agency named the dead man as Chang Ming Chuang, 66, and the survivor as Wu Peng Te, 62.
A Chinese tourist has died after he was attacked by way of a hippo as he was capturing on the shores of Lake Naivasha (pictured) in the Rift Valley, Kenya’s wildlife authority said
The Chinese embassy didn’t immediately react to a demand comment.
The head of a boat owners’ association in Navaisha told Kenyan newspaper The Star that greater than standard water levels were causing hippos to wander from the lake to nearby farms and hotel properties looking for pasture.
After a severe drought this past year, This season that caused serious flooding kenya had almost a year of heavy rains earlier, including around Lake Naivasha, 56 miles of Nairobi southeast.
Tourism is probably the country’s main resources of forex and nearly 1.year 5 million tourists visited Kenya last, in line with the tourism ministry
Wildlife service spokesman Paul Udoto said the circumstances aren’t clear where the two Chinese men were attacked.
He said attacks on tourists are rare because they’re usually protected by guides.
Mr Udoto said hippos and lone buffalo pose the best danger to humans and there were many attacks where civilians and also rangers have lost their lives.
The man, who was simply taking photographs of the hippos, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Naivasha District Hospital (stock image)
How often do animals attack tourists?
Although animal attacks on tourists are uncommon, and fatal rarely, they’re not unusual.
In May this season, Mike Hodge, a 72-year-old British expat surviving in South Africa was attacked by way of a lion living on his sanctuary.
Horrifying footage shows Mr Hodge entering the lion’s enclosure at the Marakele Animal Sanctuary before being dragged away into bushes and clawed by Shamba as onlookers scream in terror.
The big cat eventually dropped Mr Hodge and an employee member beyond your camp shot and killed Shamba to save lots of his life, in accordance with local media. In a statement, the grouped family – Mr Hodge, his wife daughter and Chrissy Emma, 29 – said these were ‘devastated’ by the increased loss of the lion that they said have been raised from the cub.
In February, a British tourist from the Isle of Wight was attacked by way of a ferocious cow which became angry after it had been sung by her a Black Eyed Peas song.
Mellisa Meville, 25, from the Isle of Wight, since November this past year has been travelling around India.
But she was left with injuries to her face, on February 15 shoulder and knees following the savage attack in the pub at 4pm.
Mellisa was walking to her hotel in Jaisalmer back, Rajasthan, northern India, when she noticed an enormous stray cow with a sizeable hump.
Amused by what size the creature was, she jokingly began singing the favorite song ‘My Humps’ by the Black Eyed Peas.
But the cow, unamused by her rapping, charged at her using its horns suddenly.
Just last month, a gang of poachers who broke right into a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos came off second best if they were attacked and eaten by way of a pride of hungry lions.
At least three hunters are thought to have already been devoured by the predators, by the bloody scene on the Sibuya Game Reserve near Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Province, South Africa.
One head and several bloodied areas of the body and limbs have already been recovered from the region, alongside three pairs of empty shoes.
And in June, a tourist in South Africa stroked a lion and got the fright of his life when he was met by way of a terrifying roar.
Shocking footage shows the person petting the big cat’s back with the vehicle’s window spacious.
The male lion then turns around and lets out an almighty roar prompting the tourists to flinch and slam the window shut before letting aloud sighs of relief.
A month before, an award-winning director was killed by way of a giraffe in the South African bush.
Carlos Carvalho had done almost all of the group of the hit family drama that featured a British family gathering an animal hospital in the South African bush.
But the 47-year-old was sent flying 16 feet through the air while focusing on an attribute film with Gerald the Giraffe following the animal headbutted him, causing devastating head injuries.
He was airlifted from the scene in Broederstroom, South Africa, to exactly the same hospital where British safari park owner Mike Hodge is dealing with a lion attack in Johannesburg but surgeons were not able to save lots of him.
And in April, a German couple in Namibia survived a horrific tug of war with a leopard after the predator attacked and tried to drag one of these out of your open window of their camper van by the head.
Hardy Specker, 61, and partner Petra Windmeisser, 60, had pulled over to sleep in the Kuiseb Canyon in Namibia when they were woken by loud scratching at a window in the early hours.
Mr Specker got up to close the window at 1am but as he pulled it shut a leopard jumped up the side of the camper van and gripped his head with its claws and jaws.
Ms Windmeisser told The Namibian how her screaming husband was being dragged out from the window when she rushed forward and grabbed his legs and fought with the leopard.
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