VIDEO: Stunned guests watch as wild elephants drop by hotel pool to have a drink on a sweltering day
The elephants did not seem bothered by the presence of the people and casually continued to drink water out of the pool at a hotel in Kruger National Park
Be prepared for the sight of your life when you visit South Africa’s Kruger National Park for you are going to find yourself seeing quite a lot of elephants around you. And if you are lucky enough, a few of them might even come to drink water from the pool while you're sunbathing.
According to reports, a couple was lounging by the pool in the South African national park when a group of African elephants decided to stop by. The couple then decided to film the whole encounter, and in the process, caught a glimpse of the mighty animals quenching their thirst at the swimming pool.
In the video, you can see the elephants drink as the couple lay in shock and filmed the whole scene with bated breath from their loungers.
The man who filmed the video said, "We were absolutely amazed by what was happening. The elephants did not seem bothered by the presence of the people and casually continued to drink water out of the pool. One of the most amusing sights we have seen in a long time."
Recently, it was reported that footage obtained from the sets of the popular show 'Westworld' showed elephants being beaten and shocked with stun guns in order to perform stunts. In the footage, the animals can be seen in pain as they are beaten with sticks and made to perform stunts. The footage was captured by Animal Defenders International (ADI) as part of their eight-week undercover investigation.
It was revealed that the elephants were being beaten up in order to perform for some of the upcoming movies and shows. These included 'Water for Elephants' and 'Zookeeper' as well as Britney Spears’ circus music video. After seeing what happens to the animals that are used in the production of these movies and shows, ADI has called HBO, who are behind the production of Westworld, to stop using animals.
Tell travel companies to stop offering elephant rides.— Ben Tarr (@TheBenFNC) March 19, 2018
Taken from mothers as infants, before being beaten until they submit to human will.
They'll then spend the rest of their lives lugging tourists from fear of what happens when they refuse#AnimalCrueltyhttps://t.co/EtOFPXp7fh pic.twitter.com/jCLcJGGJEw
The organization branded the treatment as brutal and as asked for all the TV shows and movies to stop using animals in the scenes. ADI President Jan Creamer was clear on putting an end to this brutality. “With no way to guarantee the welfare of the animals offset, we urge HBO and other studios to end their use of live animals," she said.