Elephant Herd Grieves for Baby

by Rebecca on March 28, 2012

in Animals in the News

This is the moving moment a grieving herd of elephants said their goodbyes to a little calf who tragically died of a serious heart defect.

Baby Lola was due to be the world’s first elephant to have heart surgery to remove a blood clot.

But the three-month-old calf sadly passed away on Saturday during a preliminary CT scan.

Keepers at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich decided to return the baby’s body to the elephant enclosure so mum Panang, 22, could grieve in peace.

The rest of the herd then took it in turns to nuzzle the animal’s lifeless body.

From  Mirror

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