Safari guests in South Africa watched in awe recently as an elephant uprooted and toppled a fairly large tree.
Prettejohn’s footage shows the elephant shoving with its head and pushing three times before the tree toppled to the ground. The safari guests can be heard laughing in disbelief.
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Elephants are known to occasionally topple savanna trees in order to access their upper leaves. In fact, this type of browsing behavior is fairly common and has been described as destructive in parts of South Africa.
Dulini Lodge is within Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park.