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An aggressive elephant bull charged and overturned a vehicle in the Kruger National Park on Monday. The incident happened on the S25 road between Berg-en-Dal and Crocodile Bridge. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
Lerato Mathole, acting Communications Officer for Kruger National Park, said they are not sure what triggered the elephant charge, but that they suspect it may have something to do with a previous injury. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
Park rangers are currently busy trying to locate the elephant to check on the animal's well being. While elephants who feel threatened may be prone to mock charges, Mathole states that an incident like this is extremely rare. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
Vasti Fourie, who was travelling along the same road, took the sequence of photos. She saw the incident happening and rushed to the aid of the passengers in the overturned car once the elephant moved off. There were only two passengers in the car: a male driver and his wife in the passenger seat. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
The driver of the vehicle sustained knee injuries while trying to escape and was treated on the scene by a KNP doctor. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
In a separate incident on the same day, a white rhino cow attacked a German woman who was part of a group of tourists on a morning walk about 1km outside of the Wolhuter Trail camp. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
Managing Executive of the KNP, Mr Abe Sibiya said he was relieved that in both incidents, no lives were lost and that the tourists received the best possible treatment available. (Vasti Fourie / Latest Sightings)
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