Baby Elephant's Excitement Results In An Adorable Tumble Downhill

Published November 17, 2015 12,383 Plays

Rumble / Wild WildlifeThere has not been a kid in history that didn’t want to grow up as fast is it can be. Most of the times it is because of the need to be independent and able to think with your own mind, which is always an admirable trait. Adorable things can happen in the pursuit of independence, as this clip can attest.

Human kids aren’t the only ones who feel excitement whenever they get accepted as “adults”. Apparently so do elephant babies. Since they always keep it together in a herd, it is especially important for a young elephant to be accepted by the adults in the group. Looks like this little guy was definitely accepted, but in all that excitement, he forgot how to use its feet!

Watch as this adorable baby elephant takes an unfortunate tumble down a steep hill while running with his herd at Biyamiti Camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Elephants are able to reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour, which is significant, given their size. The little ones might not be so fast at first, but that doesn’t mean that when they trip over their own feet, they won’t cause a build-up. It all happens so fast, make sure you don’t blink or you will miss the adorable scene!

This national park is one of the largest ones in Africa, and it covers a vast area. All sorts of creatures can be seen there, and it is referred to as International Man and Biosphere Reserve, or simply “The Biosphere".

Credit to 'Latest Sightings'.