An Argentinian man hunting elephants in Namibia over the weekend died when one of the animals trampled him.
Jose Monzalvez, 46, was hunting in a private wildlife area northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld, the Namibia Press Agency reported.
This follows the death in May of well-known South African hunter Theunis Botha, 51, in Zimbabwe. Botha, leading a hunting group, fired at a group of elephants stampeding toward him when an elephant lifted him off the ground with its trunk.
A member of the hunting party shot the elephant, and it fell on Botha, crushing him to death.
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Monzalvez was with another hunter from Argentina and three Namibians when he was killed, the Namibia Press Agency reported.
According to police, the elephants saw the hunters from a distance and chased them. The elephants charged at the hunters before they could find a safe spot from which to take aim.
Monzalvez had a hunting permit, local media reported.
The World Wildlife Fund lists African elephants as “vulnerable,” with 415,000 now living in the wild, down from 3 million to 5 million a century ago because they are hunted.