Baby elephant bring safari to standstill by rolling around in sand

Published October 7, 2019 5,215 Plays

Rumble / Funny & Cute AnimalsIt's not every day we can see something like this, see a baby elephant playing in the sand. This is fantastic! The little big elephant looks extremely adorable rolling on the sand of this tourist spot. An adorable baby elephant made the jeep stop to watch the funny scene of this baby elephant doing his own, rolling on the sand this eloquent elephant slows down the visitors but they are far from bothering themselves. They have fallen in love with this naughty little boy! Brett Berenson was being driven through Zimbabwe in July when this funny moment happened, looking over his driver, Brett could see the reason for his delay. Hilarious! The baby stage in the elephant's life extends from birth to the end of the weaning process, which can occur any time between the ages of five and 10.

Newborn babies weigh about 100 kilograms and are about ninety centimeters high up to their shoulders. At this stage, as they grow and develop rapidly, they consume more than 11 liters of milk and their brains are about 40 percent the size of the adult brain, which is curious given the fact that their overall size is only two to four percent of what they will be when they are fully adults. Elephant calves are cared for by their mothers, but due to the matriarchal structure of the herd, elephant-mothers or pregnant women may also be involved in the care and rearing of young animals, regardless of whether they are directly their children or not.

In fact, during birth, a group of female elephants can wait for the calving mother to complete her work to welcome the newborn into the world. Once born, the elephant is greeted by the loud bellows and sounds of the females awaiting its arrival. The participation of the young female elephants, assisting the mother, in the breeding and care of their younger siblings provides them with a key preparation so that once their time for begetting and calving has come, they can do so appropriately. At the same time, the calves have to stand up almost immediately after birth, in order to drink some of the milk rich in vital nutrients provided by their mother, who can bend down a little as long as her nipples are accessible to the little one.

The condition of first-time mother in an elephant can be very emotional or generate anxieties as in the case of humans. However, after a first experience, when they give birth again they behave in a natural and fluid way. Although weaning may continue until the calf is 10 years old, its completion may be accelerated by the arrival of a sibling, which may occur only two and a half years after birth. However, during the first three or five years, babies continue to be dependent on their mothers for their physical and emotional development. Thus, being close to their mother and the matriarchal herd, which stimulates social contact with other mothers and their offspring, young elephants also develop their social skills. The brains of many animals do not have to develop much after birth, as they are governed primarily by instinct. Elephants, however, are more like humans.

After birth they begin to absorb stimuli and social norms like a sponge, so this is a vital stage for them, in which they learn a lot about proper behavior and the skills they will need to survive according to the norms of the herd in which they were born. This could be compared to different human "cultures", which determine different values, norms and moral principles for their reproduction and happy development. Curiously, male and female baby elephant are bred differently, with mothers interacting in a particular way depending on the sex of their offspring, and like newborns, elephant babies spend most of their time eating, sleeping, or traveling with their mothers. They can do this until they are five years old, although the pattern may change slightly.

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