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German Tourist Reportedly Pays $60,000 To Kill One Of The Biggest Elephants Zimbabwe Has Seen In Decades

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The elephant was supposedly over 50 years old.

Not another one.

On Friday, wildlife groups in Zimbabwe revealed that a German tourist paid top dollar to kill one of the biggest elephants the nation has seen in years.

According to reports, the hunter shelled out $60,000 to fatally shoot the giant creature, who was believed to be more than 50 years old.

Emmanuel Fundira, chairman of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, said the animal was murdered on October 8 just outside Gonarezhou National Park.

Related: Cecil The Lion's Killer Is Cleared

He explained that, because of the elephant's size, it shouldn't have been gunned down. Rather, he feels it should have been considered a "national treasure," saying it was:

"so huge its tusks were almost hitting the ground while it was standing. We have never seen any animal that big."

He added that humans need to stop being so casual about taking the lives of innocent wildlife:

"We need to discipline ourselves and hold such iconic things sacred."

A spokeswoman for Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says the hunt was legal only if the proper paperwork was issued, and added that she was not aware of the incident.

Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force chairman Johnny Rodrigues is disgusted by the unnamed tourist's actions, commenting that the country hadn't witnessed an elephant that large in decades:

"The last time one was seen (of such size) was more than 40 years ago. The hunter should not have shot it."

It'll be interesting to see if this sparks the same kind of outrage that Cecil the lion's death did. What do U think, Perezcious readers?

[Image via AP Images.]

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Walter Palmer May Not Face Charges For Killing Cecil The Lion, But The Next Trophy Hunter Might — Here's Why!

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Walter Palmer may not be facing criminal charges — at least, in America — for killing Cecil the Lion, but perhaps the next hunter will!

That's because four Democratic senators announced on Friday that they are introducing a bill named after Cecil to to extend preventing importing and exporting animal trophies to include more species that are nearly endangered, like lions.

[ Related: Celebs React To Cecil The Lion's Death ]

The senators, Bob Menendez (N.J.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Ben Cardin (Md.), believe that the Endangered Species Act doesn't go far enough to prevent importing senseless trophies of threatened species, and are seeking to amend that with the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act!

Senator Menendez said in a statement:

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Man Shoots Deer With Crossbow, Tracks It, Then Deer AMBUSHES Him!

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In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the deer don't take no crap from nobody!

A 72-year-old man was out hunting with a crossbow on the Peebles Trail near Highway K in the town of Taycheedah (we swear none of these locations are made up), in case you're familiar with the area and terrified of violent deer.

It'd probably be a good area to stay away from, because the deer here sound pretty damn tough!

The man apparently wounded a doe with an arrow and later went back to track the deer. That's when the creature sprung its trap!

An officer involved in the case said:

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Florida's Feral Hog Problem Could Cancel Halloween! Can James Dean Save The Day??

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If you haven't heard by now, Florida has a bit of a hog problem.

Basically, wild hogs are running loose all over the state, and they're multiplying like rabbits.

The hogs are huge and dangerous if they feel threatened, which poses a problem for trick-or-treaters!

Things are apparently so bad in Brevard County that they're considering canceling Halloween festivities!

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Florida Men Capture 13-Foot Gator With Their Bare Hands!! He Weighed 765-Pounds!!

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It's currently alligator hunting season in Florida and two men, Keith Kelley & Kelly Sziy, just bagged a BIG one!

The gator, which they named Lumpy, was 13-feet, four-inches-long and weighed 765-pounds!! That's nutso!

Craziest part? They did it all bare handed!! They only had a rope, some hooks and their raw manliness!

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