Elephant attack on car full of tourists in African safari park caught on camera

Elephant attack on car full of tourists in African safari park caught on camera

Metro.co.uk, July 1, 2013
by Paul McMillan

It’s a relaxing drive in a safari park that turns into a terror ride.

A five-tonne male elephant smashes its way through the window of a car full of German tourists moments after fighting with another member of the herd.

The angry animal gores its way through a side window as the panicked passengers shout: ‘Go, go, go.’

The attack – in Kruger National Park, South Africa – was filmed by one of the tourists and the video found its way on to YouTube.

Before the terrifying scene, the passengers watched as a baby elephant in the herd stumbled on the road ahead before stopping to watch the two males fight.

Then, without warning, events take a turn for the worse.

The frightened tourists speed off in their hire car with shattered glass strewn over the back seat.

One passenger dryly remarks: ‘I think we lost the deposit.’

None of the men or women were seriously injured.

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