But the water was too high for the little one.
Animals are much smarter than most people give them credit for. When disaster struck within this herd of elephants, they didn’t act helpless. Instead, the adults elephants proved just how intelligent and caring they are.
A tiny elephant calf attempted to cross the swollen Ewaso Nyiro in Kenya, but it proved to be too much for the little guy. The youngster was submerged in the swift current, but thanks to some quick thinking of his mom, wasn’t swept downstream.
The little calf thought it would be okay to cross…
He was caught up in the current almost immediately.
To see mom’s heroics in action, watch the video below. It’s hard to believe that these magnificent creatures are this intelligent. Absolutely amazing.
But mom was there to save the day.
The calf is almost fully submerged as his mother desperately tries to save him from being swept away
The youngster appears to be drowning as the treacherous river takes hold
In a rush, the frantic mother is eager to free her young calf who is being sucked under the water
After seeing the panic, another elephant rushes to the mother’s aid to help with the rescue effort
The herd get back on track after the rescue of one of their youngest members while crossing the river
The elephants manage to save the lucky youngster and the herd continue on their way after crossing the river
It’s about time more people realize that animals have thoughts and feelings, too. This video proves that this elephant mother definitely does. She was horrified to see her baby in trouble and would do anything to save him. Share her awesome save with others!