Rare Footage Of Baby Elephant Being Taught A Tough Lesson

Caters_NewsPublished: May 1, 2017210,261 views
Published: May 1, 2017

Elephant parents are known for their caring nature, but it seems even their patience has boundaries. A rare footage has appeared online from a group of tourists visiting Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. The clip shows an adult male elephants grabbing a tiny calf by the neck with his trunk and throwing the baby of the ground repeatedly.

Jeni Smithies, a nature guide, and Lloyd Carter, a photographer, were watching the bull punish the calf in shock. They witnessed the whole ordeal happen at a waterhole from their jeep and all they could do is capture the event on film.

“I began to video the scene, not knowing that I would capture extremely rare footage of a bull taking out his frustration on the calf that was in his way.” Jeni said about the clip she captured in February of 2017. In it, the bull is seen “guiding” the calf with his trunk, before picking the distressed baby elephant up and throwing it in the dirt.

The professionals believe that the bull was just taking out his sexual frustrations on the hapless baby. It might have gotten into the bull’s way, so he took out his testosterone rage on it. Eventually, one of the cows catches the bull’s attention and he moves on to do what nature intended.

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        tjames35 · 22 weeks ago

        yes thats right bravo

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      tjames35 · 22 weeks ago

      you should have kicked him

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      kellysu · 21 weeks ago

      Male elephants are NOT a part of a family group. ONLY females and young males stay in family groups. Males form their own bachelor groups/couples. The only time a male is accepted into a family group is when one or more females are in heat. When a male is in heat ('musk'), they have one thing on their mind... mating. Anything or anyone getting in their way gets this treatment or worse. Some males in musk have been known to destroy entire villages. The younger elephants that rescued the baby at the end of the clip were from the baby's family group.