In a video that has gone viral, a male tusker is seen rampaging a safari vehicle as passengers flee for their lives.
The bone-chilling video has appeared on social media, showing the beast crushing the front portion of a safari vehicle with its tusks, forcing tourists, including travel guides, to leap out and flee.
A group of schoolchildren and senior guides went to explore the wildlife at the border of Kruger National Park at South Africa’s Selati Game Reserve when a tragic incident occurred.
The footage reveals that the untamed animals approached the 11-seater truck and destroyed it entirely in a few seconds.
In the video, a person on the second vehicle is heard shouting, “Get out, get out!” as the terrified group tries to exit the truck.
According to a study published by Metro, when elephants are looking to mate, they exhibit this sort of behavior. The pachyderm becomes aggressive when the trainee group gets too close to the breeding herd.
During their mating season, elephants become sexually aggressive and hostile to humans, with testosterone levels rising by up to 60 times.
Eco Training issued a statement saying that an elephant bull, who was with the breeding herd, attacked the tourist vehicle. The elephant grew more aggressive when the group moved forward.
The vehicle’s front end was utterly destroyed, and the enraged elephant pushed it off the road.
However, no d.e.aths were reported, and the children were promptly returned to their camp, where they received counseling. The vehicle was heavily damaged, but a staff member later retrieved it.
Too much intrusion will take your life in Wilderness. However, wild animals keeps on forgiving us since long.#responsible_tourism specially wildlife tourism should be educational rather recreational.— WildLense® Eco Foundation 🇮🇳 (@WildLense_India) November 30, 2021
हांथी के इतना घुसा नही जाता 🙏 watch second video too pic.twitter.com/AOKGZ2BAjB