Daily Mail This is the terrifying moment an angry rhino suffered a serious case of road rage – and charged straight into a group of tourists trapped inside a car. Footage of the remarkable incident shows the animal first taking an unusual interest in the Toyota truck parked on a dusty road next to its grassland home. But this interest quickly turns sinister when the rhino starts trotting towards the jeep – before breaking into a full sprint and ramming it as a group of horrified tourists cower inside. The footage was taken in Etosha National Park in Namibia by Alexandra Poier, who was sitting inside a nearby car at the time. The 48-year-old said the group of tourists inside the car escaped from the vehicle unhurt. She said: ‘I think the rhino saw a threat and that is why he attacked. To be honest, I was quite scared because it could have been our car. ‘It happened very quickly and suddenly. After he went to the side of our car and we left quickly. The tour guide said this was a rare event.’ The black rhinoceros, which inhabits areas across southern and eastern Africa, is considered endangered and an unknown number of the animals live in the 8,600 sq m Etosha National Park. Weighing up to 3,100lbs and with an ability to charge at 35mph, they are notorious for their aggression and willingness to run at any object that is unfamiliar.
This video is going viral, and it shows a massive black rhino becoming territorial, and charging a safari truck on the African plains. The black rhino is an extremely aggressive animal, over 50% of males and 30% of females die of combat related injuries within their own species (the highest percentages of any mammal), and when this male saw what he perceived as a threat he charged. The pure power of the rhino is on display, as well as the speed, black rhinos are capable of speed bursts up to 34 mph which is evident in this video. In this instance everyone in the vehicle was okay, but due to the size (6,000lbs) and power of an adult male rhino, people have not always been this lucky while crossing paths with this massive and aggressive creature.