10. IF A CHEETAH JUMPS IN THE JEEP, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
In a video posted to YouTube, a man and his friends on holiday from Ireland got a little more than they had paid for.
While on safari in Kenya, a cheetah climbed right into the vehicle they were riding in. A gentleman in the front seat captured the tense meeting (probably glad he had called shotgun) while the tour guide noted he had never seen anything like this happen before (not very comforting).
The cat and man eventually warmed to each other, but there were a few seconds in which that could have gone horribly wrong if the cheetah had decided the safari was over.
9. IF A SWARM OF MONKEYS MISTAKE A HUMAN FOR A TREE, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
At the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali visitors can become acquainted with over six-hundred long-tailed Balinese monkeys among a serene setting. According to the sanctuary’s website, should a monkey climb onto you it is best to remain calm and slowly start walking toward something else the monkey can grab onto. However, we’re guessing there’s no protocol on what to do if dozens of monkeys start climbing on you as was the case for one guy in an image shared to Imgur.
Maybe they thought he was a tree? Or a banana?
7. IF AN ELEPHANT TRIES TO INHALE A FACE, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
Trainers can make animals do all kinds of tricks (as long as there is a tasty reward and verbal praise in the end). But sometimes signals get crossed resulting in a weird moment.
In an image posted to Pinterest, the elephant is supposed to be doing what the other elephants are doing by raising its trunk and allowing the visitor to look inside its mouth. However, he wanted to play “suction cup a woman’s face” instead.
Simple mistake, it can happen to anyone.
6. IF BABOONS TAKE TOTAL CONTROL, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
South Africa is facing a crisis known as the “baboon wars”. According to Outside Online, hundreds of baboons descend into various Cape Town neighborhoods every day looking for food. They break into cars, knock over garbage cans, and wait on the roofs of homes for the front door to open long enough for them to barge in.
If it wasn’t for their razor sharp teeth, people would probably usher them away. However, residents are frozen in fear and frequently give in to the urgings of the baboons. That’s a pretty clear sign if we’ve ever seen one that an animal doesn’t want humans around.
5. IF A CAMEL CHEWS ON HAIR, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
Bactrian camels indigenous to Central and East Asia make it possible for tourists to explore some of the land’s greatest features. They can travel further without rest than horses and can more easily navigate the rockiest parts of Asia’s terrain.
Though National Geographic claims the Bactrian camel is an herbivore, they might need to update the camel’s diet to include human hair. While this woman would likely enjoy having her strands intact, she is probably going to let an 1,800-pound creature that she’s been riding for days on end do whatever it wants.
4. IF A DOLPHIN STEALS AN IPAD, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
Park guides always tell you to keep loose items tucked away, but one woman at SeaWorld Orlando learned that lesson the hard way.
According to CBS News, a dolphin stretched across the low viewing glass and plucked an iPad right out of the woman’s hands while she was trying to take a picture. Reportedly, the dolphin let go of it once it was in the water and the woman quickly grabbed it back, but the damage was likely done.
We’ve been saying it for years, but now maybe someone will listen to the dolphin: it’s time to put the devices away and just enjoy the moment.
3. IF A RAM SEEMS TO BE PLOTTING SOMETHING, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
An image posted to Pinterest proves that as soon as you give up, you’ll get what you originally wanted (especially when it comes to animals doing what you want).
In it, a photographer on a nature hike is trying to capture images of long horned sheep. He wasn’t having much luck, so he rested on a rock to look through the blurry images he had already captured. Unbeknownst to him, his subject was ready for a close-up. The end result was even more picture perfect than the photographer could have hoped for.
2. IF A GIRAFFE STICKS OUT ITS TONGUE, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
In a post shared by Bored Panda, a couple on vacation together asked a passerby to take their photo overlooking the giraffe enclosure at the park they were visiting (how sweet).
However, right when the picture was snapped the giraffe that had previously been at a distance stretched its long neck between the two and stuck out its tongue, completely blocking the guy’s head from view.
The giraffe acting as a third-wheel on a date is definitely going on the zoo’s blooper reel brochure and that couple needs a new background for their holiday card.
1. IF A MONKEY INSISTS ON SPECIAL GROOMING, ANIMALS CAN’T STAND TOURISTS
That same monkey sanctuary in Bali also has a disclaimer about monkey bites. Supposedly, the monkeys will only bite if provoked but aren’t all that interested in getting very close to you.
In a post by Smatterist, a visitor to the sanctuary received a special treat (we’ll call it the VIP package) on top of her admission. The VIP package comes with a free hair cut and style from one of the monkeys (you know, the ones that aren’t that interested in getting very close to you).
Maybe it’s the monkeys that are the problem and not the tourists? (not a chance).