In the world of parenting, tantrums are a universal language children speak. From tearful meltdowns to dramatic floor flails, kids have mastered expressing their frustration.
But what might surprise you is that humans aren’t the only ones dealing with such behavior.
A recent video captures a mother elephant’s response to her young one’s outburst in the middle of a road.
This elephant mom is an expert at handling any situation swiftly. Her little one is always full of energy, swaying, clapping its tiny hands, and even throwing itself on the ground when discomfort sets in.
While a herd of elephants grazed along the roadside in South Africa, a tiny elephant calf went unnoticed by all the adults.
Antonio da Cruz, who witnessed this adorable scene, described how the little one remained rooted in the middle of the road as the others moved on.
The baby elephant put on a show, swaying its legs, head, and tail to grab its mother’s attention.
However, the mom was not to be fooled and continued moving into the bushes.
Realizing that his bluff had been called, the young elephant quickly got back on its feet and chased after its mother. It was a charming tantrum reminiscent of a child trying to get their way.
Despite all the antics, the mother elephant remained unfazed, strolling along the road, leaving her stubborn young one behind for a moment.
“Don’t leave me behind!” cried the mischievous baby elephant as it threw itself on the ground in anger when its mother began walking away into the nearby bushes.
The young elephant was unenthused as its attempts to grab its mother’s attention went unnoticed during their visit to Kruger Park in South Africa.
This stubborn young elephant decided it wasn’t going to move any further after grazing by the roadside, causing it to fall over onto the road.
The amusing photos were captured by Antonio da Cruz, a 57-year-old security officer, during his visit to Kruger Park in South Africa.
They encountered a group of elephants blocking the way, and although most of them eventually moved into the bush, this little elephant refused to budge from the middle of the road.
The baby elephant threw its trunk up and looked at its mother, hoping she would stop walking.
When the mother disappeared into the bushes, the young elephant fell over on its head before defiantly plopping onto the road.
It thrashed its legs, head, and tail a few times before glancing at its mother. However, the mother elephant ignored the display of resistance and walked further into the bush.
The baby elephant quickly got up, stared at the humans, and chased after its mother.
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