The intelligence of elephants, notably their social intelligence, is well documented. A complicated tiny community is formed by an elephant herd. Elephants are extremely devoted to one another, which is one of the more endearing features of their society.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust saved Emily the elephant as an orphan. In Manyani, Kᴇɴʏᴀ, next to a prison camp, Emily had the very ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ experience of sliding into an old pit latrine as a baby. She was severely underweight when they discovered her, so she had to spend the next years getting better at the Trust’s Nairobi Park Elephant Nursery. Emily was returned to the wild after reaching adulthood.
But an elephant, as they say, never forgets. Emily sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇd everyone at the Wildlife Trust when carrying her second calf, she went back to the nursery to give birth. Amazingly, this was Emily’s idea and her idea alone; none of the caregivers had gone looking for her or made an effort to get her back for the major event. No one could believe it!
The event was greeted by trumpets and joyful rumbles from Emily’s satellite herd of former orphans who had followed her back. They were all ready to help gently pull the newborn baby to its feet by giving it a gentle push and using their trunks to lift the infant. Emily’s elephantine friends gathered round and helped out.
Let’s see this moment in the video below:
Source: Sheldrick Trust