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An elephant attacked and severely injured a 17 year old boy of Muchila area of Chief Muchila’s area.

The elephant got aggrieved as the young man named Paul Munamunungu was trying to catch a glimpse of the wild animal in labour.

Muchila ward councilor Joseph Galaba confirmed the incident to ZANIS in an interview saying that the incident happened on Monday 21st April 2015 around 10.00hrs.

According to some sources the victim Munamunungu was attacked when he tried to see the wild animal in labour.Chief Muchila has however appealed to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to kill the beast before lives are lost.The chief further stated that such wild animals need to be secluded in game parks before the endanger human life.

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  1. His name, Mwanamunungu, says it all. He is destined for bad things in life, including lack of wisdom for watching an elephant in labour.

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    • there is nothing wrong with watching an animal in labor. that is how information on the behavior of animals is gathered. if he had a camera the better.

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  2. Yes, an animal will act defensively when you encroach its space and in this case the lad was too close for comfort. Don’t blame the animal and please don’t kill it to appease the chief.

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  3. Some time back, we used to be told that when you see the nakedness of an elderly person, you will develop akansokela. So, when an elderly person wants to change clothes when you are around, you needed to either go outside or cover your face with a blanket or something.

    Now, this is very strange…Did the elephant start expecting the baby coming out or was it preparing ground upon which the offspring could come? Or the boy was just following the elephant everywhere…It must be weak with labour pains for it to be aggressive. May a male elephant is the one that did this…

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  4. You dont kill this animal just because, it was defending its privacy. The boy had no right to do what he was doing. I dont see the benefit of watching that animal in labour. Iam sure he live to remember the incident all his life

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  5. How did this boy know that they elephant was in labour? Lol.
    And why on earth should Chief Machila advocate for the slaughter of a very innocent elephant?
    Isnt invasion of privacy (even for an animal), against the law?

    Anyway, curiosity does this…..kekekeke.

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    • Can I educate someone on this one.
      Chiefs Know that when an Elephant attacks a human being on such occasions, it will always do so when ever it meets another one. so for them the only solution is to eliminate.
      We just need to educate our locals on the animal behavior.
      enjoy wisely.

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  6. Kill an elephant that has a calf to take care of!? Are you nuts!??? Study the ways and behaviors of animals you share space with and learn to respect their turf. After all, just as occupiers invaded and took away our space, we have done the same to wildlife. They have a way of behavior that we must surely respect, too. You must not resolve matters like this using the barrel of a gun needlessly.

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  7. Guys c’mon. Human life is more precious than animal life. Why should we allow human lives to be lost without controlling these animals. When an animal kills a person ati, no don’ t kill, but when a person kills an animal, ati ZAWA arrest such a one. Human life is precious. God gave us dominion over these animals !!

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  8. Shame on you for even thinking the elephant should be killed. The ***** human disgrace should know better. Is nothing sacred for any animal anymore. Does everything gave to be watched. Hopefully we will all die out so they can be left alone!

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  9. The price you pay for the crime of being a youth and dimwitted. Another teen in Florida USA was beaten on the face by a poisonous water moccasin snake. He was trying to kiss the snake on the mouth.

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  10. May I also suggest that if this boy survives, he should be the next chief of that village. stúpidity seems to be a prerequisite of this chiefdom.

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  11. I have enjoyed reading the comments from different people about this incidence. It is worth mentioning that no life was lost and ZAWA officers are monitoring the elephant so that it does not harm more people. It will not be killed but be driven back to the park

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  12. What is this! Are we all out of our f-ing minds! This is the animal’s natural instinct to protect its young. Just like humans we will do anything to protect our young. The boy should have known better as he was a threat. People seriously need an education. We just can’t kill something we don’t know of nor understand. This is a lesson learned that we should not interfere with nature as these are the results. People are the problem as they always want to medal where they don’t belong. If you shoot that elephant, who will care for its young? I tell ya! We have real *****s for human beings. Respect Wilidlife!!!

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