It is only in Africa where animals act not only logically like humans, but at times even much wiser than humans. It is here too where animals are showing increasingly high desire to learn driving cars, or at least being part of cars. What do you make out of real wild animals that insist on riding on tourist cars in national parks? If that sounds bizarre, you simply have not sampled Africa. AfroAutos recently published a story of the unruly jumbo that literally preferred an overturned car-never mind that there were occupants aboard! You are just about to learn of other mind boggling events involving animals and cars.
Kruger National Park is the most notorious
At the top there is South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP). This is where an intoxicated tour guide recently challenged a jumbo into a fight, and he won by a walk over as the would-be opponent failed to ‘show up’. Apparently, animals too have taken on becoming creative and fearless.
Chinese tourists face a rowdy elephant-Kruger National Park
Two tourists from Hong Kong had a bad tour when an elephant overturned their vehicle and injured both of them seriously, and irredeemably destroying their car. Aid had to be relayed to these tourists using a helicopter where they were airlifted to hospital for treatment. The park authorities advised the tourists and public to keep safe distance from elephants.
A 16 foot python demands a 3 mile ride
A couple in South Africa who had gone visiting the Kruger National Park had an intimidating surprise when a 16 foot cave python slithered under their car and coiled into the engine components and completely refused to leave. The incident, which attracted a crowd of onlookers was both shocking and fear instilling as the couple had to travel for over 3 miles in search of an expert to get the serpent out. The expert successfully cajoled the serpent from it chosen resting place and vanished into the nearby grassland.
Impala cheats death by…..boarding a car!
If the above is weird, how about an impala boarding a car to escape from cheetah hunt? Well, remaining at Kruger National Park, a frightened impala cheated death by jumping into a tourist vehicle, much to the disappointment of the chasing cheetahs. The cheetahs, the world’s fastest animals could only watch helplessly as the clever impala took refuge in the car. The cheetahs would surely outrun the impala and they were definitely outsmarted. The highly terrified impala was released by the tourists when the dust had fully settled.
Cheetahs use cars to stalk their prey
Further to the North, in Kenya, cheetahs in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve have designed a perfect way to stalk their prey. They are using car rooftops to watch over as the oblivious herbivores, innocently grazing. This way, they can perfectly schedule their assault with great confidence that success will be forthcoming.
Animal creativity is getting to a whole new level and only time will tell if they are surely going to drive-as this is the next junction.