Elephants are very similar to people in that they are very loyal to their family, as the following video amply demonstrates. An amazingly coordinated display of pachyderm road safety sᴋɪʟʟs was given to a convoy of safari visitors.
The video demonstrates that although elephants in their native Kruger National Park in Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀ occasionally must cross highways when out for a stroll, they don’t do it carelessly. One of the herd members can be seen setting up a makeshift roadblock to halt oncoming vehicles before the herd begins to cross.
A potential reason for this extra attention is revealed a short while later. The smallest member of the herd is led across the road, her protective father by her side, and any potential ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛs have been removed. Until the young child and her mother are out of sight and safe, the road-blocking elephant keeps her position on the road, keeping drivers at a safe distance.
Elephants frequently exhibit intelligence and camaraderie in such displays. These are among the most intellectual beings on the planet, and they are able to adapt their behavior to different situations. Because of their strong social bonds, elephants go above and beyond to ensure that every member of the herd is safeguarded.
Let’s take a look at this moment:
Source: Kobus Roux