Baby elephant rescued by mother

by Rebecca on February 7, 2014

in Animal Pictures,Animal Stories

Stuck in the mud! Baby elephant is rescued by its mother after getting stranded while taking a bath

From: Daily Mail


This adorable baby elephant had to be rescued by its mother’s huge trunk after it got stuck the the mud while taking a bath.

The youngster was enjoying a quiet dip in the water but became stranded when it struggled to pull itself out of the lake.

He had to be lifted to safety by its mother and her trusty trunk, which acted as a crane as she carried the three-month-old calf out of the water.

Stuck in the mud: The baby elephant slipped while taking a dip and was unable to haul himself out of the lake

A mother's touch: Fortunately the calf's mother was able to scoop him up in her trunk and haul him to safety

After it finally made it back onto dry land, the tiny elephant was able stride away from the watering hole to dry off.

Photographer Ken Watkins from Greyton, South Africa, travelled to the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to take pictures of the elephants.

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