Wild Elephants Drink Water From Pool In Front Of Campers
An amazing moment was captured on camera when a herd of wild elephants walks towards a pool from a distance, just to quench their thirst in the Somalisa Tent Camp in Hwange NP, Zimbabwe. What a sight to see!
Footage of a herd of elephants approaching a group of tourist while they are chilling by the pool features over a dozen of elephant rushing from a distance just to quench their thirst in a nearby pool located on a campsite. Watch how determined the herd of animals is as they walk toward the pool, much to the delight of witnessing safari tourists.
These are the calmest elephants we have ever set eyes to from all the safari videos we have watched over the years. Undoubtedly, elephants are indeed amazing creatures, and the way they drink water from their trunks is absolutely adorable! There's nothing like looking eye to eye with these amazing creatures while they stand still in close proximity!
These beautiful gentle giants live in the wild and are used to being photographed and filmed by safari tourists. However, they freely roam around the campsite property and browse at tourists all they want. It is surprisingly how calm the animals in this video are, given the unfortunate events many safari tourists have witnessed with charging animals going attack mode on them.
Elephants in Zimbabwe are still the center of attention for ivory poachers. Reportedly, a mother and her young calf, have been found poisoned and their tusks hacked off by poachers. The first known case of elephant poisoning in Zimbabwe was a single massacre of over 100 elephants in Hwange national park in 2013. Since then it has become a common means of poaching – not only in Hwange but throughout the country’s protected areas, including the Zambezi valley and Gonarezhou national park.
It seems that tourists in Africa get to see sights like this one quite often! A couple got a shock when they returned to their hotel room to find a wild giraffe drinking from their swimming pool! Kali Sakai and her husband had booked a room for two at the Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. When they came up from breakfast one morning, the sight they encountered was one of a kind. They spotted one very thirsty animal dipping its long neck into the elevated pool that was concealed by foliage.
Kali, 40, said: “When I looked out the window, my brain tried to makes sense of what I was seeing but it didn't quite compute initially. It just didn't seem real or even possible.”
“It was exhilarating. Even though I crawled to the window and was below the window line, when I stuck the camera up on the windowsill, the giraffe was a little startled. But it held its ground.”
“I peeked over and flashed a giant smile in hopes of reassuring it. It kept sticking its tongue out as it studied me. It was hilarious. Clearly it thought there was no danger as it bent back down and continued to drink. Our ranger later told us that they have seen this giraffe before in the chalet area.”
Giraffes can grow to 16 feet in height and are the world’s tallest creatures. With its long neck and towering legs, the animal had no difficulty reaching the pool for a drink.