Friday 19 January 2018

Woman injured during elephant attack in Safari Park

This is the terrifying moment a British teacher’s car was attacked by an elephant in Kruger National Park.

Sarah Brooks, from Lincolnshire, suffered an injury to her thigh when the car she was travelling in with her Fiancé was attacked by an aggressive male elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

 

Brooks was stabbed in the thigh by one of the elephant’s tusks and her partner suffered minor injuries.

 

Both passengers escaped the elephant's rampage as the attack was concentrated on the back of their car.

 

The frightening footage was captured by a group of nearby tourists who filmed the car as it was tossed upside down and trampled on by the elephant.

 

According to Park sources the aggressive behaviour was caused by the elephant being ‘on musth.’

 

‘Musth’ is a periodic condition which causes high testosterone levels and aggression in male elephants.

 

After their ordeal Brooks and her fiancé were briefly hospitalised but have since been released.

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