Carlos Carvalho, 47, a South African film director died after an attack of a giraffe during the filming of footage in South Africa, word media reported.
According to one of the film crew, the animal hit the film director with his head causing him fly though the air. Carvalho was rushed to a hospital in Johannesburg, but doctors were unable to save him.
Spokespeople of Glen Afric, the wildlife facility 40 miles outside the country’s capital, where the shooting took place said the giraffe named Gerald could not be blamed for what had happened as the director had ignored the safety rules.
Carlos Carvalho made films about the wildlife. He was awarded international prizes, including a Silver Lion and an African Film Academy award.