Clumsy Baby Elephant Suddenly Falls Into A Watering Hole
Watching baby elephants in the wild during a safari is majority of the time a very entertaining and rewarding experience. Baby elephants are facing tough challenges on a daily basis which is part of their process in learning all the necessary skills they will need to survive in the African bush. During their first few years of life in the bush, these inexperienced little mammals are adorably clumsy in almost everything they do, much to our amusement.
During a recent safari in the Kruger National Park these people stopped to watch a small herd of elephant drinking water. Among all the elephants was a single adorable male baby elephant that suddenly grabbed their attention. This little fellow was attempting to get a drink of water, but reaching it seemed to be an enormous challenge. The embankment of the watering hole was just too high above the water for the baby elephant to reach and have a drink.
The clumsy little elephant then decides to go a little closer to the water down the embankment and manages to slide his front legs down the slope and get his trunk in the water. In this attempt the baby elephant still does not manage to get any water in his mouth to drink. As he moves down into the water a little further, the baby elephant suddenly loses his footing and falls into the watering hole with a big splash. Immediately his concerned and watchful mother is right there for support and she even lifts her front leg so her baby can get back underneath her. Maternal instinct in its finest!
This incident just showed how concerned and caring elephant mothers are and never too far away to assist, no matter how clumsy their young might be. After this incident the baby elephant gave up on his attempt to get to the water and moved on with the rest of the herd. One baby elephant can weigh around 200 pounds, which is already too much for an adult human male! Can you imagine what a burden that is to tackle with? It is no surprise that the little calf lost control over its body and fell into the watering hole. Don’t worry little guy, you will get used to it, practice makes perfect!
Elephants are incredibly intelligent and emotional creatures, and baby elephants need love and care to thrive just as readily as a human child does. Luckily, it looks like neither of these things are in short supply at Kruger National Park, and we hope that this baby grows up to be happy and strong.
When you think of cuddly baby animals that you can hug and squeeze to your heart’s content, a baby elephant might not even be on that list. However, it would seem that not only do these tiny giants like to be pet, they would also like very much to lounge in your lap like a puppy!
In another video, during a visit to a humane elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a woman by the name of Carly Nogawski has the fortune of meeting this little ball of love! Meet Nampuu, meaning ‘fountain’ in Thai, a tiny calf and resident of the Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai. Nampuu was born just 148 pounds, which is more than 70 pounds under the average birth weight for an Indian elephant calf, making him widely recognized as a runt. However, what Nampuu lacks in size, he more than makes up for in love.
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