Do Elephants Prefer Certain Car Brands?

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This game drive vehicle was sitting parked under a piece of canvas outside a house in the Manzimvula shareblock, located in the Associated Private Nature Reserves alongside the Kruger National Park.

According to Pieter Nel, wildlife manager of the neighbouring Ingwelala shareblock, the tracks show that an elephant pushed the vehicle onto some rocks surrounding a water tank.

Then, for reasons only the elephant can explain, it stuck its tusks into the vehicle and flipped it over, damaging the water tank in the process. The elephant responsible for the damage is a young male, and there is no obvious reason for this display of super strength.

The vehicle was owned by Bev Formato, but has since changed hands and "It can now be seen meandering around Ingwelala, holes and all."

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