As part of his South African encounter, legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger filmed beautiful moments with an elephant, but beautiful moments turned sour when the heavy animal started charging towards his car on the safari.
Watching the video, Schwarzenegger can be heard appreciating the amazing work of nature but turned around to exclaim “Oh sh*t” as the elephant engaged them in a mad race.
Schwarzenegger posted the video on his social media accounts, describing the safari encounter as “I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie.”
After his safari encounter, the actor expressed his reverence towards the wildlife and couldn’t understand why anyone would want to harm a hair on their body.
“I’m absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot,” he added.
I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful animals, and I wish people would stop killing them for their ivory. pic.twitter.com/FYtO94aXU6
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 31, 2016
Arnold Schwarzenegger is in the country for the debute of the Arnold Sports South Africa which he describes as one of the biggest multi-sport festivals.
In a monumental event on Saturday, the Premier of Gauteng David Makhura together with former actor and governor in the United States of America Arnold Schwarzenegger officially cut the red ribbon, declaring open the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival (Arnold Classic Africa) at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Smartly dressed in white sneakers and a blue golf-shirt, the renowned bodybuilder paid tribute to the beautiful city of Johannesburg as he addressed hundreds of fans who gathered outside the Sandton Convention Centre to listen to the living legend speak.
The Arnold Sports Festival is an annual multisport event featuring numerous sporting events named after the legendary professional body-builder, actor and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
South Africa now has the honour of hosting this fun packed event as the inaugural event was held in Johannesburg in May, 2016.