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Playful group of young elephants pretend to charge at safari car in Kruger National Park 

Tons of fun! Playful group of young elephants pretend to charge at safari car after they spot it watching them in Kruger National Park

  • Adorable footage shows the moment elephant calves play pretend and ‘charge’ 
  • The moment was caught on camera in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Tourist Paul Charnley spotted the energetic animals whilst on safari with family

This is the adorable moment a group of young elephants playfully pretend to charge at a safari car after they spot it watching them.

The moment was caught on camera by tourist Paul Charnley, who was on safari in Kruger National Park in South Africa with his family when they spotted the energetic animals on March 31.

In the video the small herd of elephants is seen slowly crossing the road ahead of the car, with two young elephants playfully fighting with each other in the road.

After noticing that they have an audience the playful calves decide to put on a show, mock charging towards the vehicle.

The clumsy juvenile elephants are seen falling over their feet as run towards the car, stopping several meters away from the vehicle.

Surprised passengers inside the car can be heard laughing as one of the young elephants swings their trunk towards the vehicle whilst letting out a trumpeting noise.

African elephants can grow to 13 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 12,000lb meaning a charging adult elephant is very dangerous.

Thankfully for the group of safari-goers these two playful youngsters didn’t appear to want to hurt any of them. 

The youngsters are seen playing in Kruger National Park in South Africa on March 31, before spotting the safari vehicle watching them

One of the calves then pretends to charge towards the car, whilst staying several meters away

One of the calves then pretends to charge towards the car, whilst staying several meters away

Surprised passengers inside the car can be heard laughing as one of the young elephants swings their trunk towards the vehicle whilst letting out a trumpeting noise

Surprised passengers inside the car can be heard laughing as one of the young elephants swings their trunk towards the vehicle whilst letting out a trumpeting noise

Kruger National Park, located in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves at 4.9million acres.

The park boasts a wide variety of wild animals who are protected by rangers, including the big five; Lions, leopards, Rhinos, buffalos and of course elephants.

Its landscape consists of mountains, bush plains as well as tropical forest – meaning a diverse array of birds and smaller mammals have found their home there. 

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