Animals Video

By Katy Gill


This is one fight you definitely wouldn’t want to find yourself in!

This footage shows a terrifying brawl between five elephants, who are using their tusks to push one another.

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The elephants can be seen locking their tusks with their opponent and then continuing to forcefully push them away.

The fight was captured by Shazaad Kasmani when he was visiting Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

Shazaad, 38, said: “Before an elephant fight it is normal to see them throw some dust up in the air as they face off. It is also common to spot a duo of elephants settling differences than a herd.

Shazaad Kasmani / Caters News

“When I came across this brawl I immediately knew what I was witnessing was quite rare and unique.

“I was thrilled and excited as there is just something surreal about watching five of the largest and most powerful land mammals on Earth going head on just a few meters away from you.

“Since they were all young males, it’s quite possible they were fighting over dominance – fights that involve a lot of pushing and shoving are generally associated with dominance.

Shazaad Kasmani / Caters News

“It started off with two, then four and then a fifth elephant joined in towards the end – they were going at it for a good 15 minutes!

“No elephants were injured during this confrontation.”