This unlucky crocodile found itself right at the feet of the world’s largest land mammal – the African Elephant, and unfortunately could not see it another day.
Elephants are generally peaceful and extremely caring animals; However, females can become very aggressive when protecting their young. In fact, male elephants in a pensive state can be just as aggressive. We shared the scene of an elephant walking in front of a buffalo, stabbing it and then walking away.
However, an elephant attacking a crocodile is the latest to be seen. The unique scene was recorded while hunting in Zambia.
Crocodiles are opportunistic hunters and have been known to prey on baby elephants. This mother elephant doesn’t take any chances and is not content with the crocodiles around her cubs – to protect her cubs, she has completely eliminated the threat from the cubs. You can even see the nursing elephant..
She went to the crocodile and started pushing it with her body and head, her behavior was very aggressive and she started stomping on the crocodile. If you notice, the elephant has no tusks so it has to use its mouth for most of its attacks. She even went so far as to wrap her trunk around the crocodile’s tail and toss it around while trampling it.
The constant trampling of the female elephant, weighing from 2,700 to 3,600 kg, made the death of the crocodile inevitable. Hans said he has almost no words to describe the interaction, it’s just “shocking!”