Terrifying Videos Show Sex-crazed Elephant Charge at Safari Group, Push Car Off the Road

Footage showing an elephant charging at a safari vehicle and pushing it off the road as students scramble to safety has appeared online.

The first video, taken from the vehicle that was attacked, shows a herd of elephants on the road ahead. Then from some bushes to the left, an elephant bull charges it. At first, the elephant appears to stop, but then he proceeds to charge and ram the car, pushing it sideways as the person taking the film attempts to flee.

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A second video, taken from a vehicle further down the road, shows the extent of the damage caused. In this film, you can see the elephant lifting and turning the car as its passengers flee and a tour guide shouts "get out, get out, get out of the car."

The second video has now been viewed over 27,000 times on Facebook.

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The safari, on the Selati Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa, was run by EcoTraining, a company that provides guides and wildlife training in Africa. As well as tours, it offers career courses, and gap year and sabbatical programs.

A statement from EcoTraining said a group of instructors and trainees had come across a breeding herd of elephants. They had stopped the cars so they could observe the animals and "give them a chance to calm down."

When elephants are breeding, the males can become highly aggressive because of a surge in testosterone—levels are about 60 times higher than normal. This is known as musth, and is thought to be involved in cases where young males attack rhinos. It has also been linked to cases where male elephants enter villages and destroy crops.

The statement from EcoTraining said the elephant involved in the incident was likely in this condition when it attacked.

"An elephant bull, who was with the breeding herd, mock charged the vehicle," the statement said. "The elephant bull mock charged again, when they moved forward slowly, and then made contact with the game drive vehicle and displaced it off the road. Once the vehicle had come to a standstill, the trainees were moved to the second vehicle that was parked in close proximity."

Bryan Havemann, the general manager of Selati Game Reserve, was made aware of the incident. "Although the vehicle was damaged, thankfully none of the people on the vehicle were injured," he said.

After the incident, everyone involved was provided professional counseling, EcoTraining said.

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