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Rochester Hills woman killed by hippopotamus on African safari

A replica of canons used by the Spanish from the Spanish occupation on Guam in the 19th century is seen outside of government offices in Hagatna Guam on Friday morning Aug. 11 2017. The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Michigan woman killed by hippo while on African safari
Sammy Stanley | 12 Августа, 2017, 04:30

She died in the arms of her son, Robert Kirken.

75-year-old Carol Kirken, a former nurse and a respected philanthropist from the Rochester hills, Michigan, a few hours before death shared photos with guests.

Carol Kirken, 75, was on vacation in Tanzania and has just shared photos of her exciting safari adventure, including a message that she had seen many lovely animals such as hippos, right before the animal attacked her.

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

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Rochester Hills woman killed by hippopotamus on African safari

During an excursion on August 5, the 75-year-old was attacked by a hippopotamus and died in Robert's arms. "She would have surely achieved it if not for this accident", her grieving relatives wrote.

Kirken liked to travel, and she posted many pictures of the places she's been on her Facebook page.

"You were an fantastic woman and the greatest grandmother anyone could ask for", he wrote.

Hippos are the most unsafe animals of Africa. "They have very sharp teeth".

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Hippos are known to attack anything that might seem threatening to them.

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In the days following Kirken's death, friends and family paid tribute to the fallen woman, expressing shock and dismay with her untimely death. "You just meet some people in life that invigorate others and Carol was one of those people".

"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 helped found the Women's Fund of Rochester Hills, and she and her friends gave away thousands to help women and children in hard situations improve their lives. In the meantime, a farewell to Kirken is scheduled for Sunday at the Potere-Modetz Funeral home in Rochester.

One of her grandsons, writing on Facebook, called her "the greatest grandmother anyone could ask for".

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