Elephant moms are fiercely protective of their babies and will do anything to keep them safe, just like many human mothers. It’s common for mothers to encircle their young with their tails in order to keep them ᴄʟᴏsᴇ and safe. Elephants are creatures that never forget and are highly protective of the ones they love, so you wouldn’t want to get on their wrong side.
One crocodile saw firsthand what it was like to go back to a drinking hole he should have avoided. In Zᴀᴍʙɪᴀ, the crocodile was pushed into the river by the mother elephant as she approached it and began to trample it. Additionally, she encased the reptile in her trunk before tossing it. She was forced to use her head, jaws, trunk, and feet as weapons because she lacked tusks. The estimated weight of an elephant is 5,952 to 7,937 pounds. This much pressure is too much for the crocodile to handle.
You can never know what might happen in the wild. When the crocodile approached the mother elephant, it presumably thought it was being cunning. He was unaware that it would be his last deed.
The other elephants in the area seemed to be watching in and gratitude as the croc was no longer ғɪɢʜᴛing for its life. The mother elephant gulped a few trunk-fulls of water to rehydrate herself after a tiring battle. Hopefully, this will demonstrate to any nearby predators just how strong a mother can be when protecting her young.
Let’s take a look at this impressive moment:
Source: Latest Sightings