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When this baby elephant collapsed, the rest of the herd knew what to do

Elephants never leave a friend behind.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 28, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:53 pm CDT

Elephants are famously emotional creatures, befriending other animals and quickly bonding with their own kind. In this heartwarming video, a herd of adult elephants reaches out to protect a calf that got into trouble on the road.

The elephant calf collapsed on the road, bringing traffic to a standstill, and within seconds, several larger elephants converged around their young friend to shield it from cars, eventually helping it to its feet.

Screengrab via Kruger Sightings/YouTube

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 8:08 am CDT