Elephants are known for being wise and majestic, but they also have an aggressive side to them. A wild animal will charge if it sees a fire, or if it’s trying to protect its young. Usually, elephants are gentle creatures who keep to themselves. In fact, in many places like India and Thailand, you can visit an elephant sanctuary and play with the elephant and pet it. Elephants kill about 500 people every single year.
But what’s worse is that about 100 elephants are killed every day by poachers. Humans are more of a threat to elephants than they are to us. What makes them so dangerous is their weight, size, and tusks. Death by an elephant usually occurs from trampling. They can charge up to 30 miles per hour. When they’re wounded, they’re even more dangerous since they’re scared and aggressive (Far and Wide).