On Tuesday, a bull elephant killed an elephant handler at the Knysna Elephant
Park, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, reportedly while
out on a morning excursion.
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and its partner organisation, the
Ethical Conservation Network (ECN), have expressed dismay at the tragedy but
warned that, as elephant tourism becomes more extensive, the chance of more
people being injured and possibly killed by the giant pachyderms becomes more