Cheeky elephant gets on roof in search of food at game reserve

Cheeky elephant gets on roof in search of food at game reserve

- An elephant was filmed atop a roof at a Mpumalanga game reserve

- It was grazing on a tree, but didn't seem to mind the height

- Remarkably, the roof was not damaged by the elephant's weight

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Usually, cats are the curious animals that make find themselves on rooftops the most. However, an elephant in Mpumalanga proved that the roof isn't out of bounds for it too.

A video shared by New24 shows the cheeky elephant grazing on a tree while on top of a roof recently.

The remarkable video was taken at the Sabi Sabi game reserve located near Kruger National Park, gathered.

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The massive elephant didn't seem to mind the height at all and gently nibbled at the tree's leaves. So just how did it get to the roof?

Louise Barlow, Sabi Sabi Lodge's marketing manager, explained:

The lodge is built into a natural slope of the earth, so that it doesn't detract from the bush and allows the animals to roam freely.

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The elephant therefore simply walked up the slope and didn't have to execute gymnastic moves similar to those of a cat.

Nevertheless, the sight was out of the ordinary. The roof was a good sport as well and withstood the elephant's heavy weight.

According to Barlow, other animals, such as warthogs and lions, have found their way to the same rooftop in the past too.

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