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King breaks hip on Bots trip

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King breaks hip on Bots trip

King Juan Carlos broke his hip while on safari in Botswana.

Spaniards no doubt understand that they are all facing the austerity budget together....

Anyone know where he stayed?

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1. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

As I understand it he was hunting ellies. Too bad it was only his hip that broke...

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2. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

Only reports are he was on a hunting trip in the Northern Okavango. Not being familiar with hunting concessions I have no clue as to which one he was at.

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3. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

africahunting.com/hunting-pictures-videos/…

Presumably as royalty he had his pick of the hunting concessions above.

Shame it wasn't an Elephant getting its own back.

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4. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

WIsh he broke more than his hip.

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5. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

Not good for patron of WWF!

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6. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

I've left WWF because of this - and I know others have too.

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7. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

There is a photo of him with his dead elephant on the front page of the Ngami Times. www.ngamitimes.com

Apparently he was a guest of a wealthy Saudi and has hunted there before.

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8. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

Mmm, Tryhard!

Thanks for the fascinating link. The story below that one also makes for interesting reading.

It looks like the King is paying a dear price for his "day in the sun". Not quite the type of behaviour or example that you'd expect of a patron of WWF (although, like many organisations founded on honourable principles, and corrupted by self-serving interests, I don't believe that WWF is what was once intended).

I think his broken hip might be the least of the consequences.

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9. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

That photograph of that man with his 'prize' makes me feel sick. Such a beautiful elephant. It's horrifying what some humans will do. I hope he lives to bitterly regret it. C

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10. Re: King breaks hip on Bots trip

I agree - a beautiful animal.

How on earth, and why, did they get it into that position?

Reading the article, I see King has "form" with shotguns.

Thanks, Tryhard.