A one-year-old girl has died and her mum left fighting for her life after they were trampled by a giraffe.
The mother, 25, and baby had been visiting a safari park near Durban, South Africa on Wednesday afternoon when they were set upon by the towering mammal.
Police spokeswoman Nqobile Gwala told AFP that a 25-year-old mother and her 16-month-old daughter were attacked at around 2pm GMT in Kuleni Game Park.
She said the girl was taken to a nearby doctor’s practice before she passed away, while the mother remained in a critical condition after being rushed to hospital.
Police have since launched an investigation into the baby’s death.