NewsDaring crocodile's audacious attack on an elephant near Zambia's Luangwa River

Daring crocodile's audacious attack on an elephant near Zambia's Luangwa River

The elephant was attacked by a crocodile.
The elephant was attacked by a crocodile.
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7:49 PM EST, January 16, 2024

The encounter took place near the Luangwa River in western Zambia. Audaciously, the crocodile attacked an elephant much larger than itself. Biting down on the elephant's tail and spinning around several times, it attempted to bring down the enormous beast.

Crocodile fiercely attacks the elephant

The elephant managed to shake off the crocodile after several attempts. Nonchalantly, it then trudged onto dry land, leaving the still-hungry crocodile behind.

A group of safari guides happened to pass by the river and witnessed the entire episode. Emmanuel Sauti, a 53-year-old guide, recorded the entire spectacle.

"It was supposed to be just a normal day off before heading back to the camp. Little did we know we were about to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event," Sauti told

Sauti verbally expressed disapproval of the crocodile's behavior. He noted that the audacious creature had chosen an unrealistically large target. According to the Northern Territory Government of Australia, wild crocodiles typically prey on smaller game, such as antelopes, lizards, frogs, and fish.

"I was truly exhilarated at the idea of witnessing such a rare event. It was quite a sight! The elephant fought valiantly, and the crocodile was equally stubborn. It was indeed one of the most exciting moments in my career as a safari guide. The fact that I saw an elephant fighting a crocodile for the first time made it even more unforgettable," Sauti added.

Sauti revealed that the recording has become his all-time favorite. "Events like an elephant fighting a crocodile are rare and incredibly valuable. Seeing such magnificence, I'm reminded of how lucky I am to do what I do," he said.

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