TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

'Stand closer to the rhino' results in grave wound

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 7:00 a.m.
 

JOHANNESBURG — When do you not listen to the African wildlife expert? When he tells you to stand closer to the rhino.

That suggestion by a South African game park owner resulted in serious injuries to a 24-year-old woman from Johannesburg.

The Beeld newspaper reported Tuesday that Chantal Beyer said the game park owner snapped pictures and suggested that she “stand just a little bit closer” seconds before the attack. Photos show Beyer and her husband only feet away from two rhinos.

The paper said that just after the photo was snapped, the rhino attacked, and its horn penetrated Beyers' chest from behind, resulting in a collapsed lung and broken ribs, the paper said. The Aloe Ridge Hotel and Nature Reserve, where the incident took place, declined to comment Tuesday.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. With most starters resting, Steelers turn in lackluster loss at Heinz
  2. Young guns lead way into pivotal Pirates-Cardinals series
  3. Liriano struggles as Brewers complete sweep of Pirates
  4. Robust jobs report could force Federal Reserve to raise interest rates
  5. Indian SUV maker Mahindra to debut electric scooter in U.S.
  6. Teens held for trial in New Kensington cobbler heist
  7. Five details you shouldn’t give Facebook
  8. NexTier Bank buys Oakland’s Eureka to increase coverage in Western Pennsylvania
  9. LaBar: Best next opponent for Brock Lesnar
  10. Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto: Public has stake in Penguins
  11. Longtime Pittsburgh firefighter stayed active in service to city