See An Angry Rhino Totally Obliterate This Car

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: December 2, 2023

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Have you ever had someone provoke you to see you get angry? It’s pretty frustrating. Well, trying to provoke an animal to anger is never a good idea. Not only could it be traumatic to the animal, but it can also bring harm or even fatality to us as humans. Don’t miss the power of what an animal can do if they are provoked in the video posted above. 

Angry Rhino Sighting

White rhinoceros, Marwell Zoo, Hampshire, U.K.

Rhinos are herbivore eaters.

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At the start of this video clip shown at the top of this blog post, we see someone from a house or business filming this action outside. A lone rhino is roaming this enclosure. And what looks like a safari vehicle is painted to look like a zebra is riding straight by. 

From the looks of it, this car is antagonizing the rhino by leaving the path and getting too close to the rhino, which is never a good idea! The rhinoceros is trying to escape when the safari car suddenly keeps coming. This angry rhino has had enough. He stops dead in his tracks and turns around. 

The rhino puts his massive horn underneath the car and then begins to lift it! He then flips the car in one angry push, doing no damage to himself. The National Library of Medicine adds that “the dermal armour of the rhinoceros is very well adapted to resist blows from the horns of conspecifics, as might occur during aggressive behaviour.” It is no wonder that this rhino was able to walk away unscathed. 

What Do Rhinos Do When Angry?

There are a few animals in the wild that you should never want to see turn angry. The rhinoceros is among the list of predators, such as lions and crocodiles. The rhino (Rhinocerotidae) of the family Rhinocerotidae is a fierce enemy because of its size, strength, and speed. 

In the wild, the International Rhino Foundation states that rhinos are mainly preyed on by “lions in Africa and tigers in Asia.” And given how big and aggressive they can be, we can’t say we blame other predators for staying clear.

Rhinos can weigh up to 8,000 pounds, and the longest horns can reach almost 60 inches in length. And when rhinos get angry, they use the best defense system available to them, which is their size and long horn. As we can see on the video posted at the top, this rhino successfully used both to show the driver of this car what happens when you mess with a rhino. 

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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