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Big game hunter, Theunis Botha, crushed by big game
51-year-old South African hunter, Botha, was killed after dead elephant fell on top of him
Botha’s pal Scott van Zyl, a hunter, was also killed in Zimbabwe last month – he was eaten by crocodiles

Theunis Botha3Big game hunter, Theunis Botha hunted elephants, lions and leopards

A South African safari operator was killed while leading clients through a game reserve in neighbouring Zimbabwe Friday afternoon. The big game hunter died after getting crushed by an elephant that had been shot by a member of his group.
Theunis Botha, 51, and his fellow hunters reportedly interrupted a herd of breeding elephants, prompting three elephant cows to charge, the Telegraph reports.
The South African hunter fired his rifle but a fourth elephant somehow managed to surprise him, lifting him into the air with its trunk.

Botha’s close friend, big game hunter Scott van Zyl [left], was also killed in Zimbabwe last month. – eaten by crocodiles

In response, one of the other hunters shot the perturbed beast, killing it.
However, as the creature collapsed, Botha found himself underneath it, his body smashed by the elephant’s sheer weight.

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Theunis Botha [above], started his business in the early 1980s, which his business legend  claims was founded on “a mutual love for Africa and its natural beauty.”
His company, Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris, claims to have “perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds.”
Botha it has reported, was close friends with Scott van Zyl, another big game hunter who was killed in a hunting mishap last month, in Zimbabwe.  van Zyl was eaten by crocodiles.

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