It seems elephants have a special place in the hearts of people on the internet. And if it’s a baby elephant, it’s even more special. Another video recently went viral with an adorable baby of the gorgeous animal.
The video is similar to others. It’s very short but straight to the point. It does a great job of showing how intelligent these creatures are, especially how they interact with humans and the mechanisms created by humans.
The video that users are sharing and spreading like wildfire is only half a minute long.
In the video, a baby elephant is working with a hand pump to get drinking water. He uses his trunk to work with the pump to get the water flowing. As soon as the water started flowing, he drank it from the faucet.
Every movement is like what humans do to operate machines. The baby elephant is only 9 months. He was born at the Pillkhana Center in Jaldapara. Jaldapara is located in West Bengal, a state in India.
Needless to say, elephant videos are often popular and easily go viral on social media platforms. Netizens can’t help but marvel at how these giant animals can be so thoughtful and cute, especially if it’s a baby elephant.
So if you are one of those who love baby elephant videos, then this recent video is sure to make your day. We breathed a sigh of relief as the baby elephant tried to operate the hand pump. But our worries seem unnecessary.
The beautiful moment capturing the baby elephant has been shared online by people living in the immortal Jaldapara forest. This forest is in the Jaldapara district, West Bengal.
Locals have told another story about a baby tusker. They reported that the baby elephant had seen some locals drinking water from a hand pump. This probably inspired the curious baby elephant to try the mechanism for himself.
Later, those who saw the baby elephant approach showed that he had done it perfectly. A baby elephant’s trunk is as flexible as our hands with opposing thumbs – so proven again!
baby elephant pumping a tube well to drink from it at the Jaldapara forest in Alipurduar district of Bengal! #nature pic.twitter.com/tK4fPBGsK6
— HGS Dhaliwal (@hgsdhaliwalips) June 14, 2021
Elephants are one of the most intelligent species for a reason!
The baby elephant’s mother was rescued and taken to the Pillkhana Center in Jaldapara. The national park in Jaldapara is located in the foothills of the eastern part of the Himalayas.
The area is also home to the largest single-horned Indian rhinoceros population in West Bengal. However, the rhinoceros species is currently critically endangered. Rhinos are not the only inhabitants of this national park. There are gaurs, wild boars, hog deer, spotted deer, barking deer, sambars, elephants, and leopards.
Of course, this wasn’t the only recent video featuring a baby elephant. Another viral video has shown a child with tusks chasing a flock of birds, playing with them—a true embodiment of cuteness.
The operation of the hand pump is not an isolated incident either! An adult elephant named Rupa was caught on camera doing the same thing in the state of Maharashtra. This took place at Elephant Camp in Kamalapur in the Gadchiroli district of the state. Here is the video.
Here, there is a separate swimming pool where the elephants can drink water. But surprisingly, Rupa prefers to drink from a hand pump. Officials claim that Rupa even once drank water from a pipe.