Travel | Elephant fatally gores tourist in Malaysia | Seattle Times Newspaper

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia —

A pygmy elephant fatally gored an Australian tourist in a remote Malaysian wildlife reserve on Borneo island, an official said Thursday.

Jenna O’Grady Donley died of injuries from the attack Wednesday at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve – the first known fatal incident of its kind in Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state, said state wildlife department director Laurentius Ambu.

The wild male elephant had been roaming alone around a mud volcano when Donley, a friend and their Malaysian guide saw the animal while trekking near their resort, Ambu told The Associated Press.

Donley, 25, a veterinarian, is believed to have gone within 10 meters (30 feet) of the animal, which might have charged at her because it was alarmed by the unfamiliar humans, Ambu said.

wow, talk about a crazy incident.

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