Rihanna strokes an elephant's trunk on safari trip in South Africa

Published Friday, Oct 18 2013, 15:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rihanna continued to explore the wildlife of South Africa this week by coming face-to-face with an elephant.

The 'Diamonds' singer didn't seem at all fazed as she approached the animal, which belongs to the largest living group of mammals in the world.

Rihanna cuddles up to Elephant on safari trip

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The 25-year-old is captured stroking an elephant's distinctive trunk while on a safari trip. In the striking photo posted to Instagram last night (17 October), Rihanna said: "Mama Africa #safari."

Rihanna, who is wearing a long-sleeve black top, jeans and Timberland boots, is leaning in on the elephant and is posing with a pout.

The superstar is currently on her mammoth 'Diamonds World Tour' but clearly this trip is proving to be a real eye-opener for her.

This week alone, Rihanna fed a giraffe, cuddled a lion cub and squared off to a penguin!

Watch Rihanna's video for 'Pour It Up' below: