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Ian Gibson had been on the tracks of an elephant bull while guiding a hunt in Chewore North, Zimbabwe, along with a client, when he spotted the animal close by.
He then established that the elephant was in musth, a period of behavioural change in the animal usually characterised by aggression, but continued to track it until they were around 50 to 100 metres away. The elephant then "instantly turned and began a full charge" towards the pair before Mr Gibson was brutally stamped to death.
News of the death was announced online by website Safari Classics, who posted the following message: "It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Chifuti Safaris professional hunter Ian Gibson.
before Mr Gibson was brutally stamped to death
Although the death of a humanbeing is not be condoned