Adorable Baby Elephant Tries to Show Strength by Charging at Safari Truck, Then Seeks Comfort from Mom

An adorable video from South Africa’s Kruger National Park showcases a baby elephant attempting to assert its dominance by charging a safari truck, only to seek solace from its mother moments later.

In the footage of tourists visiting the park, the young elephant emerges from the tall grass and charges toward the stationary safari vehicle.

The calf appears to have inspired its older siblings, confidently charging the truck. However, the baby elephant pauses when the car remains unmoved and scurries away.

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Hiding among the grass, the calf briefly avoids drawing attention before facing the tourists again.

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Running out from the long grass, the little elephant attempted to take on the parked safari vehicle head first. Source: Daily Mail

Gathering courage for a second attempt, the baby elephant charges toward the vehicle, pushing beyond its previous stopping point.

It seems the calf might contact the truck, but instead, it circles and retreats into the bushes.

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Upon hearing the commotion, the calf’s mother approaches the youngster concealed in the grass.

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After pausing for a split second, the calf stopped in his tracks and turned on his heels and ran away. Source: Daily Mail
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After getting his breath back and psyching himself up, the calf returned for round two and ran toward the car. Source: Daily Mail

The baby elephant makes one final attempt to chase the truck away but ultimately gives up and seeks refuge under its mother.

The pair then walk away from the amused tourists and continue.

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He moved quicker but, before making contact, ran in a circle without stopping and headed back into the bushes. Source: Daily Mail
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Humorously the elephant calf went and stood under its mum for safety after trying and failing to intimidate the car. Source: Daily Mail

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