Precious Baby Elephant Loves To Cuddle

PhenomenonPublished: March 15, 2017Updated: March 16, 2017155,783 views
Published: March 15, 2017Updated: March 16, 2017

What a lovely sight at the heart of an elephant Sanctuary in northern Thailand! People here take really good care of elephants, and they on their hand can't help but love them so much! This video really proves this, it had our hearts melting with joy! It doesn't happen every day to see exotic animal playing and cuddling with humans, does it? And when you see one, it's an instant mood booster! Watch and you'll learn why. You'll thank us later!

And here are some facts about these lovely creatures: elephants belong to the family Elephantidae, the sole remaining family within the order Proboscidea which belongs to the superorder Afrotheria. Their closest extant relatives are the sirenians (dugongs and manatees) and the hyraxes, with which they share the clade Paenungulata within the superorder Afrotheria. Elephants and sirenians are further grouped in the clade Tethytheria. Three species of elephants are recognised; the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) and forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) of sub-Saharan Africa, and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) of South and Southeast Asia.

African elephants have larger ears, a concave back, more wrinkled skin, a sloping abdomen, and two finger-like extensions at the tip of the trunk. Asian elephants have smaller ears, a convex or level back, smoother skin, a horizontal abdomen that occasionally sags in the middle and one extension at the tip of the trunk. The looped ridges on the molars are narrower in the Asian elephant while those of the African are more diamond-shaped. The Asian elephant also has dorsal bumps on its head and some patches of depigmentation on its skin. In general, African elephants are larger than their Asian cousins.

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