Two wild elephants filmed charging at safari jeep as terrified tourists flee

Tourists were terrified when two wild elephants attacked their jeep during a safari in Sri Lanka.

The incident happened on June 4 in Minneriya National Park in North Central Province.

A group of safari travelers traveled through the park when they spotted a herd of wild elephants in the distance, reports say.

Without warning, two of the elephants leave the herd and suddenly dash through the dusk on the 4×4, causing panic among the passengers.

The bumpy video shows the couple loading at the jeep while a passenger records the entire incident from the vehicle.

A woman’s scream can be heard on the clip, for the nervous laughter of others when it becomes clear that the wild animals are retreating.

It is not clear exactly what prompted the elephants to attack, but the herd could have been shocked by the safari vehicle.

Two wild elephants filmed charging at safari jeep as terrified tourists flee

Fortunately, the jeep managed to avoid the elephants by accelerating away faster than the elephants could run.

Sri Lankan elephants are one of the three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant.

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Minneriya National Park is a popular holiday destination known for its dense population of elephants and offers plenty of opportunities to see the wild creatures amid the forest and swamp landscape of this park.


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