WATCH: This tracker dog behaves 'brilliantly' when Zim elephant charges

2017-03-04 09:01


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Harare - Being charged by an elephant would get anyone's blood pumping - but just look how well this tracker dog in Zimbabwe behaves!

A short video clip posted to Facebook by the Environmental Stewardship Trust shows tracker dog Polaris sitting motionless in the back of a vehicle as an elephant thunders towards the car in Zimbabwe's Save Valley Conservancy.

Watch the video below.

His humans murmur as the vehicle speeds off and the elephant trumpets - but Polaris utters only the tiniest whine. 

"He was very good. Never barked once," said Lara Clemence of the trust, which is a leading conservation group in the Save Valley conservancy.

Polaris, who's a Belgian Shepherd, is one year and six months old. He is still undergoing training that will turn him into a vital asset in the war against poachers.

Watch this dog's ears as the elephant charges!

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa  |  conservation  |  animals

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