A male elephant has attacked a safari car at Slati Game Reserve in South Africa. The episode was captured by videos showing the animal advancing towards the car, crashing into the car and causing a group of people to flee, last Sunday (28).
EcoTraining, which operates in the area, confirmed the authenticity of the images. The company is working with safari guides and wildlife training and explained that the accident occurred with trainers and students.
The team was carrying out routine activities in the reserve when they came across a herd in the breeding season. The professionals stopped to observe the mammals and then one of the males in the group walked toward the car.
“The elephant contacted the vehicle and pushed it out of the way,” says Eco Training’s statement. The company also explains that during the mating phase, males have high levels of testosterone and can display aggressive behavior.
In one of the shots, you can hear someone saying “Get out, get out, get out.” Then the students – accompanied by two instructors with more than 25 years of field experience – were transferred to another vehicle.