Elephant caught climbing a 5ft wall to steal mangoes


Elephants are known for their large ears, but they are known also as highly intelligent creatures, African elephants can reach 3m tall and weigh between 4,000 -7,500kg. Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia have witnessed something incredible and hilarious too, an elephant has gently climbed over a 5ft wall to steal some mangoes from the safari lodge.“He just chose the most direct route and made himself right at home,” Ian Salisbury, general manager at Mfuwe Lodge told Daily Mail.

Image credits: Kennedy News/ Ian Salisbury

“The guests were very amused at the idea of a climbing elephant. They were in amazement that it would bother to climb over such a high wall. He was a stranger to us. He wanted to investigate. He wanted to get into the central area where this big mango tree grows.”

Image credits: Kennedy News/ Ian Salisbury

It is common for elephants to visit the safari lodge trees to search for mangoes but not in this way that this elephant chossed. “He came and stretched over, had a look around, ate a bit of grass, then strangely turned round and came back the same way, which was quite amusing,” Ian said. “His easiest way of getting there was to climb over this high wall. It’s really unusual behaviour for an elephant to climb so high.”

Image credits: Kennedy News/ Ian Salisbury

Andy Hogg managed to capture this hilarious moment on camera.


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