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Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With Crocodile

ZAMBIA — An elephant and her baby were having a drink at the local watering hole when a croc leapt into the air to attack! The elephant won the tug-of-war and protected her baby from danger. Talk about a good mom. See the incredible pictures below.— Global Animal

Daily Mail Online

These dramatic pictures show a clash of the titans as a protective elephant mum and a ferocious crocodile get in an epic tug of war in Zambia.

The female elephant and her baby were drinking from the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park when they were attacked.

Leaping out of the murky waters a vicious crocodile bit down on the female’s trunk.

Mama Elephant Attacked By Crocodile Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With Crocodile
Attack: The crocodile sprung from the water as a baby elephant and its mum were having a drink from the river

article 1330891 0C2013F5000005DC 582 964x554 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileThe baby elephant went to hide behind mum as the croc attacked

article 1330891 0C201474000005DC 224 964x495 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileThe elephant was brought to her knees as the crocodile thrashed around

Brought down on her hind legs, the elephant didn’t give up and turned away from the water, despite the predator clamped down on her trunk.

Using incredible strength the female managed to shake off the croc after walking away from the water.

She survived the attack along with her baby, despite a second scare when the baby tripped as the pair ran away.

article 1330891 0C2014B0000005DC 459 964x444 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileThe elephant managed to turn away from the water even the croc was trying to pull her in

article 1330891 0C20151E000005DC 123 964x490 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileWith her baby safely on the far side, the mum stepped away from the water with the croc still clamped on

article 1330891 0C201592000005DC 211 964x444 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileThe mighty elephant dragged the crocodile all the way out of the water as she walked away

They were seen feeding from the river later in the day.

South Luangwa National Park is well-known for its mighty elephant herds of up to 70 individuals.

Measuring 9000 square kilometers, the park has 60 animal species including baboons, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, leopards, lions and hippopotamus.

article 1330891 0C201583000005DC 417 964x470 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileDespite the unwanted appendage, she and her baby broke into a run

article 1330891 0C2015CA000005DC 375 964x432 Mama Elephant Goes Trunk To Jaw With CrocodileFREE: Water gushes from the mum’s trunk as she finally shakes the croc, with her baby momentarily tripping over the predator before the pair made off safely

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