Elephant Charges Safari Truck

A massive elephant charged and attacked a safari vehicle, sending tour guides running for their lives in harrowing footage captured in South Africa’s Selati Game Reserve.

A group of trainees in the safari vehicle were seen running for their lives as the aggressive elephant set its sights on the safari vehicle. The hair-raising incident occurred at Selati Game Reserve, which is situated at the edge of Kruger National Park, South Africa.

As the largest animal on land, the African elephant can cause major damage to any animal or object they determine to be an obstacle or threat.

The safari was run by EcoTraining, a company that creates “world-class safari guides and passionate guardians of nature,” according to their website.

Watch the footage:

These newbie safari guides got a lot more than they were bargaining for in this lesson!

See the aftermath of the attack in the video below:

Elephants possess immense power, and when they become aggressive they have been known to attack anything standing in their way, including safari vehicles. This certainly isn’t the first instance of an elephant carrying out such an attack.

Weighing in at 10,000 to 13,000 pounds, and capable of reaching┬áspeeds of around 25 mph, getting hit by an elephant at full speed is similar to being hit by a truck. Except a truck doesn’t have two piercing tusks.

Watch the video below to see the moment an angry elephant sat on the windshield of a car, smashing the glass and crushing the metal beneath its immense weight.

More Stories