A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya.

Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of the capital, Nairobi.  A second tourist, also from Taiwan, was injured. Six people have been killed by hippos in the area this year.

 

High water levels have seen hippos, the world’s deadliest large land mammal, stray on to resorts for pasture.  The Kenya Wildlife Service initially identified the two tourists as Chinese but Taiwan’s foreign ministry later confirmed their identity.

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