During A River Crossing Baby Elephant Is Attacked & Eaten By Hungry Crocodiles
Just because you’re an elephant doesn’t mean that you’re invincible, especially when you’re very young and in close proximity of starving crocodiles. Sadly for one baby elephant, such was the case. While attempting a river crossing a herd of elephants runs straight into a bunch of starving crocodiles. The croc’s had to be starving, because why would they try to take on an elephant herd if they weren’t? Crocodiles can go several months without food, but when they are hungry and looking for a meal…then watch-out.
The Nile crocodile is an opportunistic apex predator and a very aggressive species of crocodile that is capable of taking almost any animal within its range. They are generalists, taking a variety of prey.Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The Nile crocodile is an ambush predator that can wait for hours, days and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack. They are agile predators and wait for the opportunity for a prey item to come well within attack range. Even swift prey are not immune to attack. Like other crocodiles, Nile crocodiles have an extremely powerful bite that is unique among all animals and sharp conical teeth that sink into flesh allowing for a grip that is almost impossible to loosen. They can apply high levels of force for extended periods of time, a great advantage for holding down large prey underwater to drown.
Case in point, even a young elephant is not immune to an attack by one of these reptiles.