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Theunis was with a group of hunters at the Good Luck farm in Gwayi, near the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe at about 17:30 on Friday, 19th May when the accident occurred.
On May 19, his friend Theunis Botha, the owner of another South African trophy-hunting company, was killed by an elephant at the Good Luck farm, a canned hunting ranch near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. The group Botha was leading on a hunting ...
Sharon, we understand that the South African sport-hunter, Theunis Botha, who was recently killed when an elephant was shot and fell on him near Hwange National Park, was with his hunting party on Good Luck farm. Can you tell us more about the location ...
Analysis - Rhino poaching in South Africa continues to be a problem. In recent months poaching incidents have spiked in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in the ...
A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants on Friday. Simukai Nyasha, spokesman for the Zimbabwe national Parks and Wildlife ...
Botha was leading a group of hunters western Zimbabwe on Friday afternoon when they stumbled upon a breeding herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, the Telegraph reported. Startled, three elephant cows charged the group. Botha opened fire ...
Theunis Botha was with a hunting party in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when four elephants stormed the group.
Botha was leading a group of hunters western Zimbabwe on Friday afternoon when they stumbled upon a breeding herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, the Telegraph reported. Startled, three elephant cows charged the group. Botha opened fire ...
But Botha, 51, was blindsided by a fourth cow that wrapped its trunk around the hunter and lifted him into the air. The group was on a game reserve near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Botha was a specialist at hunting leopards with his big game hounds.
Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being crushed by an elephant. A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of ...
Last year, more than 30 baby elephants were taken out of their natural habitats and with the blessings from the government and the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Authority (ZimParks), were flown to China. They were then dispatched to various zoos throughout ...
Theunis Botha of Big Game Hounds Safaris was at Good Luck farm near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on Friday when his group accidentally happened into a breeding herd of elephants.
"The unfortunate incident happened when the hunting party got in the middle of a breeding herd of elephants and were attacked by female elephants," Nyasha Simukai a spokesman for Zimbabwe national Parks, told CNN. Simukai said Botha, 51, was killed ...
"People from Birdlife said they didn't keep such birds and referred me to Chivero National Park. While I was pondering my next move, I got arrested.
Last year, Zimbabwean tourist Stephen Coetzee was trampled to death by an elephant in Hwange National Park while taking pictures.
Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being crushed by an elephant. A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of ...
The first group arrived in Victoria Falls on Saturday and visited Hwange National Park and other resort areas in the area before going back to the prime resort town where they are sampling tour activities and services such as bungee jumping, gorge ...
There are claims this took place inside Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou National Park, though that has not been officially confirmed.
A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants on Friday. Simukai Nyasha, spokesman for the Zimbabwe national Parks and Wildlife ...
The drive to promote economic development, regional integration and the growth of tourism has seen South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe establishing a three nation's mega-park, the Greater Mapungubwe Trans-Frontier conservation Area (GMTFCA). Tourism ...
Zimbabwe lion family A GPS-tagged lioness leads her family in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Photo credit: George Powell.
In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean police are searching for an American who ...
Ncube is just one of many other villagers around Hwange who complain that despite the threats lions pose for their domestic animals, national parks and wildlife authorities here are not doing anything to help them. For us to be caught killing or even ...
Anecdotal evidence, such as the widely publicised poisoning last year of 300 elephants in Hwange National Park, suggests that Zimbabwe's elephants are citing under siege," the organisation said, citing the reason of the ban. "Given the current ...
Zimbabweans yesterday basked in the glory of the country's achievements as President Mugabe held a ground-breaking ceremony for the $984 million Beitbridge-Harare Highway and commissioned the $300 million Tokwe-Mukosi dam, both poised to help ...
Currently, Air Shepherd's team patrols Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife in South Africa, and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. In partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Air Shepherd drone ...
The amended bill, which was sent to the Judiciary Committee after hours of debate, prevents the import and transport of five big African species.
The horns were among thousands kept under tight security at Zimbabwe's national parks headquarters in Harare. The state-run Herald is reporting that former parks director-general Edson Chidziya is being ... a breach of security at the strong-room where ...
"The Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate wishes to advise all stakeholders and members of the public that the official commissioning of Tokwe-Mukosi dam by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde R.G. Mugabe, which was ...
Bulawayo - Five suspected poachers have been arrested, while one of them is receiving treatment at Mpilo Central hospital in Bulawayo after he was shot at Matobo National Park. The Anti-Poaching police Team and game rangers heard gunshots within ...
Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has confirmed that it will not issue permits to hunt trophy elephants with unlimited tusk weights.
The GMTFCA is made up of national parks from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. The Wildrun, which was held from Wednesday last week to Sunday, saw the number of participants doubling from 39 to 80 this year.
This emerged during the successful wildrun tourism expedition that attracted 80 international tourists to the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier conservation area (GMTFCA).
Harare - It's emerged that R40 million worth of rhino horn was stolen from a national parks strong-room almost two years ago.
Villagers in this Southern African nation say despite the threat the lions pose to their livestock, national parks and wildlife authorities here are doing nothing to help them, as stray lions roam freely, and it takes park officials too much time to ...
MAPUNGUBWE, alongside Kipling's grey green greasy Limpopo River in a northern corner of our wonderful country, is another strikingly beautiful South African National Park, so let's pop in there on our virtual travels to see what makes this wild place ...
"National Parks are America's treasure which provide magnificent outdoor recreation opportunities and serve as economic engines for local communities," said U.S.
The authority has appealed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is in charge of the economic cluster, to bring back order on Zimbabwe's highways, in the wake of revelations that the tourism industry is starting to feel the effects of the numerous ...
Meanwhile, Department of National Parks and Wildlife rangers last Saturday killed a three-year-old lion in Bangwe Village of Chipinge after it had killed a cow and goats in the area during the course of the week.
Chivi Rural District Council chairperson Dr Killer Zivhu said on Monday that individuals and companies from all over Zimbabwe were stampeding for fishing licences at Tokwe Mukosi. He said the dam offered vast economic ... can be easily irrigated with ...
In many rural areas this is not the case. All operators now have near universal coverage in Zimbabwe and outside the most remote areas of large national parks there is hardly a place in Zimbabwe that does not have service from at least one operator and ...
Zimbabwe national Parks officials set up a 'blind' and killed a three-year-old lion at Bangwe in Chipinge recently after the big cat had killed a cow and goats in the area during the course of the week.
Bulawayo - A 26-year-old man reportedly drowned after he slipped from a rock and fell into a dam while taking selfies during an outing with friends inside Matopo National Park in Zimbabwe over the weekend. According to the state-owned Chronicle ...
Zimbabwe's wildlife is under threat with incidences like the Hwange National Park, where about 100 elephants succumbed to cyanide poisoning.
The second edition of the Wildrun Tourism Expedition will this year be held from Wednesday to Sunday in the Greater Mapungubwe Trans-frontier conservation Area (GMTFCA), an official has said.
The camp is only about 100 metres away from Gonarezhou National Park, which means wild animals pose a danger to refugees. "The fence has been destroyed and so lions and elephants move into the refugee camp.
The animals are being transferred from South Africa to the Akagera National Park, eastern Rwanda, in "a historic move for the nation and the species," the statement said.
He has written a biography of Nelson Mandela, two books about Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, an interesting and lesser-known account of elephants and several other books on African affairs.
When it comes to alleviating some of the world's most pressing problems, perhaps we should look to the skies. The word "drone" might inspire images of counterterrorism strikes and the future of package delivery.


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