Elephants are common in some parts of India and therefore often come into contact with humans living near them. However, these interactions with humans or their means of transport often lead to aggression from these gentle giants. These events remind us of the abilities of these animals. Recently, one such video of an elephant playing with a Hyundai Santro in Assam went viral on the internet. The video, shared by IFS officer Sushant Nanda on micro-blogging site Twitter, showed the elephant playing with a small parked car.
The video which is now going viral was shot at Nareng Military Station in Guwahati, Assam, and it shows an elephant standing in front of a car. The animal starts pushing the car in a circle with its trunk for a few seconds in the video. In an attempt to distract the elephant, people can be heard banging plates and shouting in the background. However, the animal eventually returns the car to the place it was pushed from.
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The IFS officer shared the video with the caption, “Toys – The gentle gents play together.” He said, “From Assam. Refugees in their own land.” The video has now received more than 27 thousand likes on the social media platform.
When IFS officers say, “Refugees in their own land,” he refers to the fact that forest areas are shrinking, forcing increased human contact with animals constantly. These interactions can often cause trouble for both species in more ways than one.
A few days back, one such video went viral after it was shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra. The video shows an elephant chasing a car full of people who were encountering the elephant during their jungle safari. Later, others shared the entire video which showed the occupants of the car inciting the animal to chase the car to get exclusive pictures of the elephant.