PICS: Elephant steamrolls rhino mom

2014-07-17 12:36
Cape Town - A mere day after publishing an incredible photo series of a lion taking down a young elephant, News24 Travel sister publication, go! has featured yet another unusual instance of Big 5 taking each other on. 

This time round, the culprit was an elephant bull in musth who found a rhino and her calf crossing his path undesirable. 

So, what did he do? 

Well, according to photographer Louis Kok, he just steamrolled right over them. While the calf managed to get away, the mother was less lucky and sustained serious injuries. 

Kok apparently reported the incident to the section ranger of the unnamed park and found out that the elephant had been responsible for a number of similar attacks in the past. 

Sadly, the female black rhino died a few days later, but the story has a semi-happy ending, as the calf was spotted with a new herd not too long after. 

Check out this incredible image and click through to go! to see the rest.

(Photo: go! reader Louis Kok)

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