A female Elephant stormed the group of hunters and lifted Theunis Botha with her trunk before falling on him

A skilled big game hunter is dead after he was crushed by an injured Elephant as it was fatally shot.

via mirror.co.uk

Theunis Botha, 51, was on a hunt in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when his group was charged by four breeding Elephants.

A female Elephant picked up Botha in her trunk after he fired at the others and buckled on top of him – crushing him to death – after she was shot by another hunter.

Inconsolable friends described the married father-of-five as a “legend”, while enemies of big game hunting offered little sympathy following his passing.

Theunis Botha was killed by an Elephant when he was on a hunt in Zimbabwe (Photo: Facebook)
Botha often took wealthy foreigners on hunts for leopards and other animals (Photo: Theunis Botha/YouTube)