Chinese Vacationer Killed by a Hippo Even though Taking Pics at Lake Naivasha

Chinese Tourist Killed by a Hippo While Taking Photos at Lake Naivasha

A 66-calendar year-previous Chinese tourist was on Saturday evening killed by a hippo when having images at Lake Naivasha.

According to kenya Wildlife Products and services (KWS), Chang Ming Chuang was pronounced useless on arrival at the Naivasha District clinic immediately after being attacked by a hippo.

His 62-year-outdated mate, Wu Peng Te survived the tragic encounter and is recuperating at Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.


“KWS is unfortunate to announce the death of a vacationer who was attacked yesterday evening. His colleague survived with minimal bruises and was addressed at Naivasha District Clinic. We are tracking the hippo,” KWS stated in a tweet.

In accordance to witnesses, the man was in the business of mates having photos near Sopa Lodge when the hippo attacked.

James Omollo explained to the Star that the foreigner got as well close to the animal which turned on him, biting him on the upper body.

Chairman of Lake Naivasha Boat Entrepreneurs Association David Kilo observed that the increase in drinking water amounts experienced contributed to the hippo assaults.

“The hippo that attacked the Chinese was wanting for pasture in the vicinity of the lodge when the incident happened. This is not the initial time,” he remarked.

In an previously incident, an unlawful fisherman was attacked by one more hippo and died on the location.

It is noted that the middle-aged person strayed into an spot exactly where the animals were being resting primary to the deadly assault.

“We have viewed a rise in cases of human-wildlife conflict all over the lake and this is mostly due to the encroachment of the riparian land,” Kilo who is also an honorary warden indicated.

Naivasha police boss Samuel Waweru confirmed both of those incidents and stated that the bodies were taken to the mortuary.



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