Angry elephant charge at giraffes when they tried to share his water hole

An enraged elephant startled a group of giraffes attempting to share his water hole in Botswana.

The elephants were cooling off in the water when the giraffes appeared from behind, startling them.

Wildlife photographer Janet Kleyn, 52, captured the dramatic images at the Mashatu Game Reserve.

‘As soon as the elephants appeared through the trees and saw the giraffes at the water, this young elephant began trumpeting and running toward them,’ said Janet.’

Elephants dislike sharing their watering hole with other animals, frequently chasing them away.

‘The little ones, in particular, like to chase off other animals. Typically, it’s not serious, but occasionally an animal may be harmed – In this case, all the giraffes just fled.’

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