Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Rhino attacks tourist in South Africa 


Yahoo!7January 16, 2013, 7:51 am

Chantal Beyer and husband Sven Fouche moments before the attack. Photo: Handout/Beeld

A tourist in South African suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs after being attacked by a rhino - moments after she stopped for a picture in a nature park.
A picture taken just before the attack shows the rhino close to Chantal Beyer, 24, at the Aloe Ridge Hotel and Nature Reserve.
Local media reports say a wildlife expert urged Ms Beyer and her partner to stand closer to the animals.
Afrikaans-language newspaper the Beeld reported that guide Alex Richter advised them to stand a little closer seconds before the animal gored her from behind.
A huge bull rhino attacked Ms Beyer from behind.
She is in intensive care at a Krugersdorp hospital where she is said to be in stable condition, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Mrs Beyer's uncle and family spokesman Thom Peeters told the Beeld: "There were quite a few young people on the vehicle and they probably felt they could trust Richter, who was an adult."