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Woman fatally attacked by hippo while on safari

Woman fatally attacked by hippo while on safari

"Having past 75 years old, she was resolutely shooting for 100".

Kirken had posted as late as the day she died about witnessing a large animal migration, local Fox affiliate WJBK reported.

Carole Sue Kirken, 75, from Detroit, was with her son watching the hippos when she was attacked on Saturday.

Kirken, a business woman active in her community, quickly died in her son's arms, her family wrote in a post for a MI funeral home.

Hippopotami are among the world's most unsafe mammals, and kill an estimated 500 people every year. In addition, they have sharp teeth.

"She is a person who left a positive mark in this community a lot of people who benefited because of her passion", Barnett told the news channel. She went to Tanzania on an African safari with her son - a university dean from Corpus Christi Texas.

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There are few details of what exactly happened, but hippos are known as among the most risky land animals on earth.

The story of Carol's death has spread over social media in the last week as well-wisher's have sent their condolences to the woman who was described by many as a pillar of her community.

Her grandson Eric Strickler wrote on Facebook: 'You were an unbelievable woman and the greatest grandmother anyone could ask for'.

Kirken lived in Rochester Hills, a community north of Detroit where she was involved in multiple philanthropies.

Carol was a registered nurse and was a doctor recruiter (Picture: Facebook) She most recently worked as a national vice president for Arbonne Cosmetics Company.

Adding, 'She was always there to lend a helping hand to others, and I think the community is recognizing what a special lady we've lost'.


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