A man has been killed in central Zimbabwe while trying to take selfies with a herd of elephants.
The elephant involved in the incident was shot dead by rangers following the fatality, according to Zimbabwe news outlets.
According to reports, the man whose name has not been disclosed died after being dragged and trampled by the animal. His companion was seriously injured and was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday.
“Communities are urged to stay away from the animals and minimise close contact with the animals. It is very unfortunate that we have lost life unnecessarily as it could have been avoided,” said Tinashe Farawo, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority