JOHANNESBURG (January 15, 2013)--A suggestion by a South African game park owner to stand closer to a rhino resulted in serious injuries to a 24-year-old woman from Johannesburg.
The Beeld newspaper reported that Chantal Beyer said the game park owner snapped pictures and suggested that she "stand just a little bit closer" seconds before the attack.
Photos show Beyer and her husband only feet away from two rhinos.
The paper reported that just after the photo was snapped, the rhino attacked, and its horn penetrated Beyers' chest from behind, resulting in a collapsed lung and broken ribs.
The Aloe Ridge Hotel and Nature Reserve, where the incident took place, declined to comment.