Enraged elephant CHARGES at terrified tourists in a safari park

Enraged elephant CHARGES at terrified tourists in a safari park, headbutts the back of their car so hard its tusk snaps off

  • Footage shows the enraged creature fiercely headbutt the vehicle several times
  • Terrifying incident happened at the Chobe National Park in northern Botswana
  • The elephant eventually slowed its pace and allowed the tourists to drive away

This is the terrifying moment a wild elephant ferociously headbutts a safari vehicle full of tourists so hard its tusk rips off. Footage shows the majestic creature emerging from the wilderness and chasing the jeep down a sandy dirt track. It then headbutts the moving vehicle several times, shoving tourists forward in their seats, at the Chobe National Park in northern Botswana.

Nail-biting footage shows the elephant making a deafening trumpeting sound as it hurtles towards the group. It rams into the back of the Jeep with such force that one of its tusks can be heard ripping off. The enraged creature then slows its pace and lets the vehicle drive away.

Seconds earlier, the herd could be seen crossing a dirt track as the tourists passed by in the open-door vehicle. One elephant scurried off into the wilderness with her baby. But the angry member of the herd behind made a beeline for the spectators, who can be heard shrieking and laughing during the commotion.

The astonishing footage was captured recently by one of the tourists sitting inside the Jeep. Chobe National Park is among Botswana’s most diverse wildlife areas.

Herds of elephants, buffaloes and zebras are just some of the incredible creatures which roam the picturesque park. It is one of the country’s most popular safari holiday locations.


Eeeek I can imagine how petrified everyone on that truck must have been and rightly so! Having said that though, there was a baby ellie among the herd and elephants are known to fiercely guard their young. Things can get very ugly very fast if you get too close and or they feel threatened. So I’m not surprised this happened. I’d like to believe that the guide didn’t purposely get too close but rather they stumbled across the herd and realised too late that they were that close.

Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Photo By Yathin S Krishnappa

9 months ago

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for your comment, Stuart. We ran the story as it was reported by The Daily Mail. The idea was certainly NOT to ‘over sensationalise’ the story at all and we have in fact pointed out how fiercely elephants guard their young- YB.

  2. This is a natural reaction to being too close to a breeding herd, and then driving away from a charge. It’s an inexperienced guide or a foolish one that has caused this incident. It’s not sensational news as you are reporting.

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