A heartwarming scene unfolded in Botswana as a baby elephant attempted to cross a sandy road with its mother, only to trip and land on its trunk in front of a group of enthralled tourists.
The endearing incident occurred in the Jao Concession in the Okavango Delta and was captured on video. The young calf, known for its inherent clumsiness, took a comical nosedive into the sand.
Elephant calves, which can weigh around 200 pounds at birth, are famous for their adorable awkwardness and reliance on their mothers for support.
Watch the video at the end.
Despite the lack of coordination, the determined calf quickly got back on its feet to reunite with its mother.
The fortunate tourists who witnessed the fun event were on a safari in June. Laughter can be heard in the video as the calf stumbles.
After the fall, the calf springs up and hurries to its mother’s side. A third medium-sized elephant joins the duo, and they all gaze curiously at the tourists.
Watch the video below: