Chinese tourist, 66, dies after being attacked by a HIPPO while taking pictures in Kenya

<pre><pre>Chinese tourist, 66, dies after being attacked by a HIPPO while taking pictures in Kenya

Although the attacks of animals against tourists are rare, and are rarely fatal, they are not unknown.

In May of this year, Mike Hodge, a 72-year-old British expatriate living in South Africa, was attacked by a lion who lived in his sanctuary.

Horrifying images show Mr Hodge entering the lion's enclosure at the Marakele Animal Sanctuary before being dragged into the bushes and seized by Shamba as the spectators scream in terror.

The big cat finally dropped Mr Hodge and a staff member off the shooting range and killed Shamba to save his life, according to local media. In a statement, the family – Mr Hodge, his wife Chrissy and their daughter Emma, ‚Äč‚Äčaged 29 – said they were "devastated" by the loss of the lion they said was raised by a puppy.

In February, a British tourist from the Isle of Wight was attacked by a fierce cow who became angry after he sang a song by Black Eyed Peas.

Mellisa Meville, 25, of the Isle of Wight, has been traveling around India since November last year.

But she was left with wounds on her face, shoulders and knees after the wild attack on the street at 4:00 p.m. on February 15.

Mellisa was walking back to her hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, northern India, when she noticed a large vagrant cow with a considerable hump.

Amused by how big the creature was, she started jokingly singing the popular song & # 39; My Humps & # 39; of Black Eyed Peas.

But the cow, bewildered by its blows, suddenly charged against it with its horns.

Last month, a gang of poachers who stormed a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos came in second place when they were attacked and eaten by a pride of hungry lions.

It is believed that at least three hunters have been devoured by predators, judging by the bloody scene in the Sibuya Game Reserve near Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Province, South Africa.

They have recovered a head and several bloody body parts and limbs from the area, along with three pairs of empty shoes.

And in June, a tourist in South Africa caressed a lion and took the shock of his life when he encountered a frightening roar.

Shocking images show the man stroking the big cat's back with the vehicle's open window.

The male lion turns around and lets out an omnipotent roar that makes tourists shudder and close the window before letting out sighs of relief.

A month before, an award-winning jury was killed by a giraffe in the South African bush.

Carlos Carvalho had worked on most of the series of the successful family drama that featured a British family that was building an animal hospital in the South African mountain.

But the 47-year-old man was sent flying 16 feet through the air while working on a feature film with Gerald the Giraffe after the animal hit him with the head, causing devastating head injuries.

He was transferred from the scene in Broederstroom, South Africa, to the same hospital where the owner of the British safari park Mike Hodge is recovering from a lion attack in Johannesburg, but the surgeons could not save him.

And in April, a German couple in Namibia survived a horrendous tug of war with a leopard after the predator attacked and tried to drag one of them through the open window of his caravan.

Hardy Specker, 61, and his partner Petra Windmeisser, 60, stopped to sleep in the Kuiseb Canyon in Namibia when they woke up with a sharp scratch on a window in the early hours.

Specker got up to close the window at 1 o'clock in the morning, but when he closed it, a leopard jumped down the side of the caravan and grabbed his head with his claws and jaws.

Mrs. Windmeisser told The Namibian that her screaming husband was dragged out the window when she ran to him, grabbed him by the legs and fought with the leopard.

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