As humans or animals, parents always try to protect their children, and this is particularly true of elephants. No parent should abandon their child to suffer and fend for themselves without first teaching them how to survive until the youngster is old enough to do so.
And this kind-hearted giant is a wonderful illustration of a mother who genuinely cares for her child. Elephants often stay with their moms until they are four or five years old, during which time both the mother and the herd teach them the survival sᴋɪʟʟs they will require. And as you can see in this video, they also support one another when they find themselves in difficult circumstances.
Amboseli Trust for Elephants and the Kᴇɴʏᴀ Wildlife Service sent a rescue team to assist after this tiny baby elephant unexpectedly fell into a muddy pond. To preserve this five-day-old elephant, they had to first disperse the herd, but the herd – particularly the mother – didn’t fully grasp their intentions.
These rescuers spent a great deal of time and energy saving this baby elephant and bringing him back to his mother. His mother Zahava ran over to him as soon as he emerged from the water. She seems relieved and appreciative. She looked back at the humans as she made her way toward her herd as if to express gratitude.
Let’s see what happened in the video below: