The shocking moment Elephant throws buffalo several feet in the air

The shocking moment Elephant throws buffalo several feet in the air

An arrogant buffalo was tossed several feet into the air after it decided to battle with a mother elephant. 

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The mighty elephant attacked the buffalo, tossing it in the air

The buffalo, weighing more than 500kg did not survive the battle. These pictures were taken by a photographer who visited Kenya on vacation.

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Three younger elephants huddle behind the battling mother elephant

From the images, we can see the elephant charging the buffalo as three other elephants stood behind her.

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The elephant did not take kindly to being headbutted by the buffalo

The elephant innocently walked past the buffalo but the buffalo decided to bring trouble to itself as it went and headbutted the elephant.

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Rangers concluded that the buffalo must have been unwell to charge at the elephant

Immediately, the elephant reacted, driving her tusk into the buffalo, tossing it in the air and inflicting fatal injuries.

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The buffalo did not survive the fierce battle

The 56-year-old amateur photographer, Kimberly Maurer, said,  “This photograph was, no doubt, a once-in-a-lifetime capture for me. As you would imagine, his carcass was a meal for another animal or two. I started looking through the images on the back of my camera immediately after the attack and became very excited to discover that I had actually captured the event in detail.

The reserve rangers believe that the buffalo’s reaction to the elephant was rather strange, concluding that it must have been unwell.

Check out some more fierce animal battle in the video below.

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