Hungry elephant demands food from terrified tourists

This is the moment a hungry elephant demanded food from terrified tourists on safari.

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

The cheeky tusker stuck his trunk inside a broken-down jeep while begging for treats at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

Photographer Sidath Wanaguru captured the extraordinary footage from a vehicle travelling in convoy behind.

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

Sidath, 36, said: “No-one was harmed but the guests were terrified due to the sheer size of the elephant and because they were helpless to getting away due to breaking down.”

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

A boisterous elephant causes problems for a truck full of tourists

Eventually an experienced park guide coaxed the elephant, who is famous for begging for food from tourists, into moving away from the jeep so it could be towed away.