Andrea Romano
August 07, 2018

Visiting a safari park can be a great way to learn about animals you wouldn't normally encounter, but there are risks involved with entering someone else's habitat. 

A family at Africam Safari Park in Puebla, Mexico had a terrifying encounter when a rhino attempted to ram and flip over their SUV on the dirt road.

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Footage of the attack was filmed by visitors in a car directly behind them, according to the Daily Mail.

The female rhino rammed the side of the car at first, then moved to the back of the vehicle and tore at the back bumper with her horn. She even pushed the car down the dirt path. Despite the harrowing ordeal, no one was harmed in the incident.

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The reason the rhino attacked the vehicle is unclear, however, reps for the park told the Daily Mail it could be related to the rhino mating season.

“The rhino was separated and is staying in another part of the park while the fertile period of the female rhino ends,” a spokesperson said. 

The Africam Safari Park is home to a number of wild species, including Bengal tigers, zebras, and giraffes. Reps for the park told the Daily Mail that this type of incident is “isolated” and uncommon.

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