Tourist Captures Shocking Moment Crocodile Ambushes Baby Elephant

by : Francesca Donovan on : 15 Apr 2017 16:36
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It’s a dog eat dog world out there in Mother Nature – and it seems not even the most majestic animal is safe.


A group of tourists got a real life insight into the brutal food chain in the animal kingdom, when they witnessed a battle between a baby elephant and a hungry, fully-grown crocodile.

The fight for survival was filmed by aghast onlookers. You can watch it below:

While on safari in Liwonde National Park in Malawi, the holidaymakers witnessed the day-to-day dangers animals face in the natural world.


As a herd of elephants grazed by a body of water, a crocodile leaped forward to grab onto the infant’s trunk.

The herd immediately rush to the baby’s rescue, and after a tense thrashing, manage to defeat the huge reptile by inelegantly stomping on the croc.

Alexander Makanga via Storyful

Alexander Makanga, a Malawi-born biomedical scientist now living in the UK filmed the scene and posted it to YouTube.

Since over 100,000 people have witnessed this fight for survival presumably, Makanga is now considering a career as the next David Attenborough.

Meanwhile, the animals remain tight-lipped on the incident. The first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Animals


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