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Terrifying Moment Angry Rhino Attacks Keeper’S Car And Flips It Three Times As She Escapes Uninjured At Safari Park

Terrifying footage shows the moment an angry rhino repeatedly rams and flips a keeper’s car at a safari park.

The attack took place at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen in northern Germany, and saw the 30-year-old bull, named Kusini, slamming his horn into the body of the car.

A staff member trapped inside the car throughout the incident, filmed by a visitor to the park, miraculously emerged having sustained only a few bruises.

The vehicle, in contrast, was severely damaged. Multiple windows can be seen visibly smashed out, while the roof has partially caved in and the boot has popped open.

Park manager Fabrizio Sepe said it was unclear what had led to Kusini becoming so enraged.

He added that the animal had only been living in the park for 18 months and was still acclimatising to his surroundings.

He also explained that Kusini was only allowed to roam the park in the mornings and evenings, after visitors have left, and that he didn’t present any risk to the public.

He did admit, however, that the rhino could be better off in a zoo environment.

Rhino numbers remain historically low, and Kusini was brought to the park for breeding purposes.

Efforts to conserve the animal have had some success in recent years, with some species being reclassified from Endangered to Vulnerable, but poaching for the ivory in rhinos’ horns continues, and numerous species have now been declared extinct.

At the start of the 20th century, 500,000 rhinos roamed the continents of Africa and Asia, but today very few survive outside national parks and reserves.