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Topic : Elephants trample a Spanish tourist to death in South Africa. He left a car to take photos
2024호 7면
 
TITLE : Elephants trample a Spanish tourist to death in South Africa. He left a car to take photos

Elephants trample a Spanish tourist to death in South Africa. He left a car to take photos

 

 

Tourist Trampled to Death by Elephant in South Africa While Taking Photos

 

 


South Africa (AP) — Elephants trampled to death a Spanish tourist at a South African wildlife reserve after he left his vehicle and approached a herd to take photographs, police and local government authorities said Tuesday.

 

The 43-year-old man was killed on Sunday at Pilanesberg National Park in North West province, about 180 kilometers (111 miles) from Johannesburg, police said.

 

The elephant herd included young calves. Wildlife experts often warn that elephants are especially protective of their young and can react aggressively to a perceived threat.

 

Police said the man’s fiancée and two other women, all from Johannesburg, were also in the vehicle and unharmed.

 

Piet Nel, acting chief conservation officer for the North West Parks and Tourism Board, said guests at Pilanesberg are told they are not allowed to leave their vehicles while driving through the park and must sign forms showing they understand the rules.

 

“In some cases, people are oblivious to the dangers in the parks,” Nel said. “We must remember that you are entering a wild area.”

 

Elephants killed two American tourists this year in separate attacks in the southern African nation of Zambia.

 

 

Source : https://apnews.com/article/elephant-attack-tourist-killed-spain-south-africa-d3db8f518627913599abfcf90e80f1f8

 

Comprehension

What happened to the Spanish tourist at the South African wildlife reserve?
Where did the incident occur?
Why did the elephants react aggressively towards the tourist?
Who were the other people with the tourist, and were they harmed?
What warnings are given to guests at Pilanesberg National Park?
Who provided a statement about the dangers of leaving vehicles in the park?
What similar incidents occurred earlier this year in Zambia?
What was the tourist doing when he was trampled by the elephants?

Discussion

Have you been in a safari or wildlife reserves? How was the experience?
Why do you think people sometimes ignore safety warnings in wildlife reserves?
What precautions should tourists take when visiting wildlife parks?
How can parks improve safety to prevent incidents like this?
What are the potential dangers of approaching wild animals?
How do you feel about the rules and regulations in wildlife reserves?
What do you think motivates people to get close to wild animals for photographs?
How would you react if you witnessed someone breaking safety rules in a wildlife park?
Why is it important to protect both tourists and wildlife in reserves?
How can wildlife reserves educate visitors about the risks of wild animals?
What role do you think conservation officers play in ensuring the safety of visitors?
Are there any recent incidents of tourists ignoring safety guidelines in your country?

Vocabulary

Trampled - Crushed or walked over heavily.
Perceived - Recognized or understood.
Herd - A large group of animals, especially those that live and feed together.
Fiancée - A woman engaged to be married.
Unharmed - Not injured or damaged.
Conservation - The protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife.
Oblivious - Not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.
Calves - Young animals, especially young elephants in this context.