A curious giraffe got his head in a twist after he put his head inside a couple’s car window at a safari park, reaching for food. The animal got trapped in the glass as the window rolled up and smashed on his head.
The incident took place at West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park in Worcestershire, England. The couple in the car were surprised when a giraffe started reaching into their car.
The animal, named Strider, was curious about a container of food in the car. The couple quickly started rolling up their car’s window, which subsequently shattered into pieces over the poor animal’s head. The video was filmed by onlookers watching from another car.
In the video footage, it is clear that the couple were laughing and enjoying Strider’s actions with amusement at first but then became uncomfortable. The situation escalated when the window smashed on his head and they quickly became concerned about his safety. The giraffe could have been seriously harmed by their inconsiderate actions.
The Park allows visitors to feed animals during their drive-through safari, as long as the person giving the food keeps their hand outside the car. Visitors are also allowed to keep their car windows half rolled down, in some parts of the safari.
The Safari Park staff confirmed that the animal was not injured from the glass. Moreover, they have started an investigation regarding the accident. The passenger in the car suffered minor cuts due to the window glass entering the car.
People were quick to point out that the couple should not have closed the car window as it was dangerous for the animal and clearly not built for that amount of stress; shattering under the pressure.
— Mr. Cooler (@Official_Cooler) April 10, 2018
Why the merry lovin hell did they try and wind up the window with a giraffe’s head actually in the car
— David Collinson (@DaveyCCC) April 9, 2018
The passengers panicked and did not think much before making their move but no one has cut them any slack. Comments under the video also called them out for their ‘idiotic’ move.
One person pointed out that the giraffe was the victim in the incident, his comment was liked by 378 people.
The video now has over 250,000 views on YouTube, watch for yourself below:
We are glad Strider is safe and all safari visitors should consider this incident as a safety warning for future visits.