An adorable moment when an infant elephant refused to cross a stream has been captured on video online. On a trek with its herd, the little animal can be seen coming to a stop in front of some shallow water in Tᴀɴᴢᴀɴɪᴀ, Africa. The whole gang strolled over the muddy stream, but the smallest member couldn’t cross it.
At the beginning of the video, the herd can be seen crossing a gravel road in front of cars crammed with tourists who were in ᴀᴡᴇ. After the rest of the group had crossed the stream, the calf was standing next to its mother, hesitant to go into the water.
The young elephant slided down the small bank, hiding between the legs of the larger elephant and its trunk touching the water. During the course of the three-minute clip, which was uploaded online by user Elina Silina, the mother elephant began to push the baby elephant into the stream with her trunk.
The tiny animal ʟᴏsᴛ its balance toward the end of the video and sprawled out flat into the water. When the camerawOᴍᴀɴ refocused after she briefly adjusted her positioning inside her safari car, the elephant had already crossed the stream. The mother and calf can be seen fleeing to join the rest of the herd as the video came to a ᴄʟᴏsᴇ.
Here is the video of this adorable moment:
Source: Elena Tsilina