Elephant Hunting: Big Game Hunter Pays $60,000 To Kill 50-Year-Old Bull Elephant

Jeremy Laukkonen - Author

Oct. 16 2015, Updated 4:44 p.m. ET

The killing of a massive elephant in Zimbabwe by a German hunter has sparked international outrage, but it appears that the hunt was legal.

The dead elephant is estimated to be about 50-years-old, and its massive tusks are reported to have weighed in at 120 pounds each. The identity of the animal is something of a mystery, as the Telegraph reports that local experts had never seen the elephant in the vicinity of Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou National Park.

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