A fleet of safari jeeps was seen speeding down a narrow track in a national park in Assam, chanting frantically “Baga (Speed up), move, move” in the background. Slowly, the camera pans out to reveal the cause of the tourists’ terrified screams — a charging rhino.
The rhino reportedly chased the convoy for about three kilometers before returning to the forest.
The incident, which was captured on a mobile phone camera by a tourist on a safari, is now widely shared on social media.
The video is the latest from Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, which has seen several recent incidents of rhinos chasing safari vehicles. Similar incidents have also occurred in Manas National Park.
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The safari jeep was driving through the Habari Forest area of the park when a rhino emerged from the bushes and began chasing their vehicle.
The driver is then seen accelerating rapidly and leaving the rhino behind. However, the large animal continued to chase the vehicle for some time.
Experts say such incidents can be attributed to the animals’ uneasiness over the continued human activity in the forest.
According to the latest census figures released by the National Park Service, Kaziranga National Park is home to 2,613 rhinos and counting.
“While 400 people died primarily from natural causes, this is an increase of 200 compared to 2018,” the park service posted on Twitter in March.