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People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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Lion Rips Man’s Arm Off During Safari

Tanzania has a habit of being on this list, but their most expensive safaris tend to be incredibly safe. Frenchman Patrick Fourgeaud and his wife Brigitte, are incredibly lucky to be alive today. The couple was on a safari in the Ruaha National Park in August of 2015 when they awoke to the sight of a huge cat inside their tent. It turned out to be a lion who actually sniffed Brigitte before attacking her husband in a horrifying mauling incident.

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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Patrick’s left arm was essentially torn off and it took 10 surgeries to reconstruct it. He will end up undergoing more operations in the very near future too. Bad safari experiences can be horrific, even when you survive them. This results in mental health complications for several. The couple has suffered depression, PTSD, and much more since the attack. They have since sued the British company that organized the trip, African Travel Resource.

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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Giraffe Attacks In South African Jeep Safari

Jeep Safaris are quite common in South Africa as well as other parts of the continent. While safaris generally fear the “Big 5” in Africa, Giraffes are normally pretty peaceful. Yet on this day, a giraffe was not a fan of the Jeep full of tourists. The creature would attack the jeep. It all began when the giraffe spotted the jeep and began to run toward it. When it got closer, it began trying to intimidate passengers and the driver decided to speed off. The Giraffe then decided to chase the jeep.

 

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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During this, the animal rammed the vehicle and kicked at the driver. This ended up knocking a mirror right off the Toyota Land Cruiser the tourists were in. Rainer Schimpf actually caught all of this on camera and told AOL Travel: “There was laughter, then tension, then fear.” While most would find this behavior to be odd, it is apparently well-known that the giraffes in this park are known for their rough attitude. This was the first instance of attacking humans, however. The Park Officials believe there is a hormonal imbalance in the giraffe that attacked the jeep.

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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Orangutans Get A Handful Of Woman WITHOUT CONSENT!

While it is possible some women do not mind when you come up behind them and grab their breasts, we’re not sure this is well-liked by most women. It is already problematic for human men to do this, but trying to control orangutans and keep them from doing so is not exactly “easy.” One tourist found this out at the Safari World in Bangkok as the orangutans actually posed for photographs while grabbing her breasts!

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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At first, they were posing for photos and one even had his arm around the woman’s waist. Orangutans are incredibly intelligent and this safari treats them well. Therefore, all they tend to know is good humans and therefore do not tend to attack them. Yet moments later, one of the other orangutans decided to move his hands up a bit and grabbed the woman’s breasts with a pretty firm squeeze. Let’s hope he’s not sued for sexual harassment. He cannot have that on his record.

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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White Tiger Tears Off Car Bumper In Attack

China’s Safaris are always interesting. Unlike most African safaris, they actually have Tigers here. Most of the time, you’re going to see normal orange and black colored tigers, yet white tigers also exist at some. Funny enough, the big cats are actually not seen very often on these safaris. When they are spotted, however, they seem to have no problem coming right after humans. Even in captivity, Tigers want you to know who the true predator is around these parts.

People Open Up About Their Nightmare Wildlife Safari Stories
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That is exactly what happened on a safari in China when a white tiger attacked. The video of the incident shows the tiger actually tearing off the car’s bumper. The owners of the park have actually tried to stop tigers from attacking their vehicles in the past, or at least trying to break them of it. One way they have attempted it is by smearing chili past on the vehicle. This is something most Tigers hate, as it can be spicy but also hurts them to sniff too. It did not work in this case.

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