Terrifying moment an enraged rhinoceros attacks and flips an animal keeper’s car three times as she drives through a German safari park
- The enraged rhino used his horns to flip the animal keeper’s car over three times
- He rolled car over leaving it seriously damaged, though the keeper was unhurt
- Shocking attack took place at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Lower Saxony
- Park manager says that it is unclear why the rhino, named Kusini, was so furious
This is the terrifying moment an enraged rhino attacked an animal keeper in her car at a German safari park, flipping it over three times.
The shocking attack took place at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, a municipality in the German state of Lower Saxony and was filmed by a visitor.
The rhino bull, named Kusini, 30, slammed his horns and body into the animal keeper’s car before rolling it over while she was still inside the vehicle.
Despite the horrific attack, the zookeeper, who was driving a small hatchback painted with stripes, somehow emerged mostly unscathed, only sustaining a few bruises.
The vehicle was severely damaged in the brutal assault.
Fabrizio Sepe, the manager of the Serengeti Park, said it’s unclear why Kusini was so enraged.
The rhino has been living in the park for the past 18 months and was still acclimating to his new surroundings, the manager added.
He also insisted that Kusini did not present any risk to visitors and explained that the rhino was only allowed onto park premises in the mornings and evenings after visitors have left.
The rhino charged the vehicle, flipping it over several times in a shocking and frenzied attack
Despite the horrific attack, the zookeeper, who was driving a small hatchback painted with stripes, somehow emerged mostly unscathed
The park manager revealed that the rhino has been living in the park for the past 18 months and was still acclimating to his new surroundings
However, he admitted that Kusini might be better off in a zoo environment.
The rhino is seen as ‘a very valuable animal’ and had been given to the park for breeding purposes.
Earlier this year, the park also made headlines when another animal keeper accidentally ended up in an enclosure with two lions and sustained injuries.
Bosses said it was a ‘miracle’ that the 24-year-old keeper survived being attacked by two male lions when he entered their enclosure in May.
He suffered deep bites to the chest and shattered ribs when the fully grown 280-kilogram big cats turned on him.
German bosses said it was a ‘miracle’ that a 24-year-old keeper survived the attack when he entered the lion enclosure. The two males were kept separately from the main pride (pictured)
Directors Fabrizio Sepe (right) and Frank Ahrens said their colleague was recovering well in hospital after the attack at Serengeti Park, in Hodenhagen, north Germany in May
The lucky survivor went through five hours of surgery after the attack.
Fellow keepers had pulled their colleague from the enclosure.
The zoo said it was not normal for a keeper to be in an enclosure with the lions.
The park, which visitors drive through in their cars, contains more than 1,500 animals on 120 hectares of land.