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Angry bull elephant attacks rhino drinking water in South African national park before quick-thinking safari guide distracts it allowing endangered animal to escapeFootage was filmed in the Kruger National Park in South Africa on June 30Angry elephant seen hitting rhino with horns and trunk before it gets awayGroup recording video shouted at elephant to protect the endangered rhino

Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

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This is the shocking moment an angry bull elephant attacked a rhino drinking at a pond in a South African national park.

In the clip, filmed in Kruger National Park on June 30, the elephant can be seen slowly approaching the rhino before the pair square up to each other for several seconds.

The elephant then attacks the rhino with both its trunk and its horns before the camera pans away to show the group watching the attack.

In the clip, filmed in Kruger National Park in South Africa, the bull elephant can be seen approaching the rhino as it drinks water

The pair square off for several seconds before the elephant attacks the rhino with both its horns and trunk

The group then moved the vehicle and shouted at the elephant to distract it to allow the endangered rhino to escape. 

After it pans back, the rhino can be seen running off into the distance as the elephant calmly walks on.

The person who recorded the video said: ‘This bull elephant seemed incredibly irate to find another large animal at the water. The elephant bull aggressively confronted the rhino, and the rhino initially stood his ground.

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‘The angry elephant then decided to get physical and pushed the rhino onto its side. The rhino started squealing and screaming while the angry elephant relentlessly pushed and shoved the fallen rhino with its tusks.

‘The extreme endangered classification of the rhinoceros prompted the guide to distract the elephant bull by moving the vehicle and shouting and whistling at the elephant.

‘This seemed to have the desired outcome and shortly afterwards the rhino can be seen beating a hasty retreat.’ 

The creatures are then seen grappling until the camera pans away as the group move their vehicle and shout at the elephant to distract it

Their technique works and the endangered rhino is able to run away after the attack

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