See the Heart-Stopping Moment When a Powerful Rhino Rams Jeep Off the Road

How Fast Do Rhino Run - Charging Rhino
© Chris Twine/Shutterstock.com

Written by Kirstin Harrington

Updated: October 19, 2023

Share on:

Advertisement


Seven tourists recently had a magnificent safari at Jaldapara National Park that ended up being a nightmare when two rhinoceroses struck their car. The seven passengers boarded the safari jeep and drove into the woods, eager to begin their safari excursion. They wished to see the renowned one-horned rhinoceros of the region.

Check Out The Entire Video Below!

The way these vehicles work is you simply stand in the open-top vehicle as it drives throughout the land, making it easy to see wildlife from every angle. They observed motion in the nearby bushes as they were traveling down the road. 

Rhino looking at camera

Rhino horns

are prized items in some cultures

©JONATHAN PLEDGER/Shutterstock.com

The tourists hurriedly took their cameras out to record the scene as two rhinoceroses got into a furious fight. They had no idea how terrible this choice would turn out for them. Rhinos can defend their territory, however, they are rarely violent until provoked. 

Rhinos love to forage in peace and solitude. They may, however, charge in self-defense if they sense a threat. Rhino females frequently show extreme care towards their young. A tweet with a video of the incident says:

“I think it’s about time guidelines for safety and rescue in adventure sports are implemented in wildlife safaris across the country. Safaris are becoming more of adventure sports now!”

The rhinoceroses’ focus moved to the jeep as the passengers were preoccupied with taking pictures and recording videos. The two animals charged toward the safari jeep before anyone could react. As the driver attempted to drive blindly in reverse, things took a turn for the worst.

The vehicle went off the road and plunged into a tunnel next to the road as the driver, Kamal Gazi, attempted to get the engine going and flee. A response to the tweet states that everyone on board made it out alive.

A Safari Wake-Up Call

According to IANS, all of the tourists were hurt as a result of the fall’s devastating impact. Some had scratches and bruises, while others had shattered bones. Although the driver, Kamal Gazi, only sustained minor wounds, his disbelief at the incident was visible on his face. 

The nearby Madarihat health center was hurried to treat the injured visitors as soon as the forest department officers got to the location. Two of them were transferred to the Alipurduar district hospital because they were in serious condition. 

Since rhinoceros charging toward tourist vehicles in the Jaldapara national park had never before been documented, the officials were taken aback by the incident. Everyone was startled by the occurrence, and the park administration has since posted warning signs advising visitors to keep a safe distance from wildlife. 

Kamal Gazi, who has been working in this field for a while, expressed disbelief and stated he had never encountered such a circumstance before. He thinks the fact that nobody was murdered was lucky and things could have been far worse. Take a look at the heart-stopping video below.


Share this post on:
About the Author

Kirstin is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering animals, news topics, fun places, and helpful tips. Kirstin has been writing on a variety of topics for over five years. She has her real estate license, along with an associates degree in another field. A resident of Minnesota, Kirstin treats her two cats (Spook and Finlay) like the children they are. She never misses an opportunity to explore a thrift store with a coffee in hand, especially if it’s a cold autumn day!

Thank you for reading! Have some feedback for us? Contact the AZ Animals editorial team.