Elephant Attacks Man Who Posed For Selfie With It

A Tanzanian man has been left in critical condition after he was attacked by an elephant he posed for a selfie with.

The elephant was part of a herd that escaped a conservation area in the northern Manyara region and was eating farm crops in one of the villages, according to authorities.

A regional police commissioner said the elephants became agitated after a group of locals approached them while taking selfies. 

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It attacked one of the men, wounding him.

“The man has been admitted at Kiteto district hospital and is undergoing treatment…He has had some improvement,” said George Katabazi. 

Human-wildlife conflict is common in Tanzania, where dry periods often lead to wildlife straying onto farms for food.

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