The Hush Post| 7:39 pm|one-minute-read|
A baby elephant collapsed on the road. And this is what happened. A herd of elephants surrounded him and then finally two of the elephants helped the baby elephant get up and escorted him to the road side.
The post was shared by IFS officer, Parveen Kaswan recently from a group called Latest Sightings on his Twitter account with the caption, “An elephant calf collapsed on road. But then elephants don’t leave their members behind. We saw a similar thing recently in my area where a calf died of natural cause but family kept her with them for four days. That is the kind of family bonds they have. Video from Africa.”
The 2-minute clips shows an elephant calf collapsing in the middle of a road while jeeps full of passengers on both sides look over without moving from their spot. The baby’s herd arrives and surrounds him to protect him.
The baby elephant starts to gain his consciousness again but he is not strong enough to get up. If you look carefully you will see another elephant trying to wake the calf by giving him a little nudge with his feet.
As the baby tries to get up again, other elephants support him using their feet and trunks and they don’t leave his side till the time he is up and able to walk off the road.
An #elephant calf collapsed on road. But then elephants don't leave their member behind. We saw a similar thing recently in my area where a calf died of natural cause but family kept her with them for four days. That is the kind of family bonds they have. Video from Africa. pic.twitter.com/2SNykGn3W0
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) November 2, 2019