An America tourist was on Saturday attacked and injured by a hippopotamus as she canoed with her husband on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls. The woman identified as Christine Yaldor, 37, was rushed to a hospital and treated for leg injuries. A Newzimbabwe.com source who witnessed the incident said
The couple was attacked by a hippo when they peddled closer to it. The woman sustained injuries on the leg and was rushed to hospital after being rescued by tour guides.
Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Yinashe Farawo confirmed the incident. He said
I can confirm that an American woman was attacked by a hippo while canoeing. She sustained some injuries on her leg but she has been since treated and the wound dressed.
Our message remains the same, we urge tourists to be vigilant and extra careful. Never underestimate these animals. Simply stay away from them. Let us be careful and avoid unnecessary deaths and injuries.