Marcus Lautenbach is shown above.
A sexually charged elephant broke into a wildlife park in South Africa and trampled a top safari ranger in a fatal rampage, according to reports.
Marcus Lautenbach, a 33-year-old guide, died at Leopard Rock Lodge after a 13,000 pound elephant crushed him, according to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail.
The officials blame the male elephants aggressive behavior of the animal is in a heightened state of sexual tension known as musth, News24 reported.
Witnesses said the elephant broke through the fence and in the lodge tourist area in the Lodge and Game Reserve.
THE BRAIN OF THE MYSTERIOUS ‘FOOT’ OF HUMAN RELATIVE WAS A HALF HUMAN, HALF MONKEY
The animal repeatedly trampled on the seasoned safari ranger as he tried to steer the elephant away from the park, according to reports.
“The news of Mark Lautenbach is terribly sad and awful,” the Field Guides Association of South Africa (FGASA) wrote in a Facebook post. “Compassion of FGASA to the family.”
Click here to read more from the New York Post, where this story originally appeared.