Nature doesn’t get any cuter than a baby elephant discovering its trunk

baby elephant plays with trunk

Bea Perry/YouTube

You have to see this cuteness to believe it.

It’s hard to imagine an animal cuter than a baby elephant—unless you can imagine a baby elephant that’s just discovering how its trunk works.

Fortunately, you don’t have to use your imagination at all. A YouTube video of a one-week-old baby elephant at the Chai Lai Eco Lodge in Chiang Mai, Thailand, shows that special moment in all its glorious cuteness.

The elephant looks adorably enthralled—and a little bit baffled—by its newfound plaything.

Work it out, little guy. You got this. 

Screengrab via Bea Perry/YouTube

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay

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