Sadness sweeps over the camp of animal lovers as news broke out that a German National has travelled to zimbabwe to kill the largest elephant ever killed in Africa. This news shows that the work of animal activists is far from over and as long as people are travelling to kill animals, we must continue to fight and speak up for the animals.
The Elephant rumoured to be around 40-60 years old with tusks so long that it touches the ground, has never been seen before in Zimbabwe’s southern Gonarezhou National Park. Some had suggested that the elephant came from Kruger National Park in South Africa and the elephant was the famed Nkombo elephant who had a satellite collar until 2014 when the collar was lost. Others argued against it as Nkombo was spotted in Kruger on October 3 and it would be unlikely the elephant would be able to travel so far in a few days.
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The German national, whose name was not disclosed but his image can be seen in the picture above, paid $60,000 to go on a ‘big five hunting tour’ which consists of a 21 day hunt including elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo and rhinoceros. The elephant he has killed MAY be the world’s largest elephant as hunting forums lighted with comments stating that may be the biggest elephant killed in Africa for 30 years.
Louis Muller, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association commented on the elephant as the biggest ever seen.” There have been five or six giant tuskers shot in the last year or so, and we knew all of them, but none as big as this one.”. He said that he did advocated to have collars on the largest elephants but his recommendation was ignored in the past, he hopes that the death of this giant elephant will allow his proposal to go through.
Anyone who can identify the killer of the world’s largest elephant should contact us and let us know his identity.