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Hippo bite kills tourist in Kenya

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Pepa the hippo in Medellin, Colombia

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A Chinese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest via a hippo he was once making an attempt to signify in Kenya.

Chang Ming Chuang, Sixty six, was once tracking the animal at a plant life and fauna lodge on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi.

A second Chinese tourist was once injured in the attack. Six folks beget been killed via hippos in the home this 12 months.

Excessive water levels beget regarded as hippos – the arena’s deadliest gracious land mammal – stray directly to inns for pasture.

Witnesses stated the 2 travelers had design too discontinuance to the animal design the Sopa lodge. The bitten guy was once rushed to smartly being facility bleeding profusely then again later died.

The second tourist, named as Wu Peng Te, was once handled for minor bruising at Naivasha District Health heart.

David Kilo, chairman of Lake Naivasha Boat Householders Affiliation, informed Kenya’s Large title newspaper that emerging water levels had lowered pasture spaces for hippos, forcing them directly to farms and lodge grounds, and emerging touch between the mammals and people.

The Kenya Wildlife Service stated it was once tracking the hippo involved.

Hippos, which might be competitive, beget thrilling tooth and weigh up to 2,750kg (3 lots), extinguish an estimated 500 folks once a year in Africa.

Tourism earned Kenya $1.2bn (£950m) remaining 12 months, with 1.4 million international arrivals.

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