A haulage truck driver was attacked by an elephant while relieving himself in a bush in Kariba earlier this week.
Police confirmed the incident through a post on its Twitter handle and said the man is currently receiving treatment at a Kariba hospital.
Police implored members of the public to be cautious to avoid being attacked by the marauding wild beasts. The police statement read:
A truck driver is receiving treatment at a local hospital after he had been attacked by an elephant whilst relieving himself in the bush.
The incident occurred on the 26/05/20 at about 1400 hours in Kariba.
We urge members of the public to be observant to avoid attacks by wild animals.
There has been a sharp increase in human-wildlife conflict over the past few years as humans move more into animal territories in search of land for agricultural purposes.
Shrinking natural habitats, fuelled by climate change, has forced animals to frequent human settlements also resulting in more cases of human-wildlife conflict.
Reports indicate that Zimbabwe has the world’s second-largest elephant population after the Ivory Coast in West Africa.