The amazing moment herd comes to rescue baby elephant after it collapses on a busy road

When a baby falls, it’s instinct to help them get up.

And when a baby elephant stumbles across a busy road in South Africa, it’s no surprise that its herd has breached the road to stop traffic and come to rescue the trapped calf.

The startling moment was captured on film after the baby elephant appeared to collapse in the middle of a road in Kruger National Park, forcing traffic to stop.

The young elephant collapsed while crossing the road in the middle of the busy Kruger National Park in South Africa
The calf tried to get back on to its feet by itself but struggled and was left lying in the middle of the road
Eventually several adult elephants appeared and tried to rescue the stricken youngster, who was holding up traffic

The animal then tried its best to get up but struggled and finally lay flat on the sidewalk.

But instead of leaving the baby abandoned on the road, some of the larger elephants later showed up and tried to comfort the child by pushing them with trunks and legs.

And thanks to their persistent efforts to encourage the baby, the animal finally got up and wandered into the forest safely.

The video was posted to Youtube on the Kruger Sightings Channel and received almost 90,000 views in just one day.

One commentator wrote: ‘It is absolutely fantastic that the herd of elephants protect and help this calf rejoin them. Luckily the cars kept their distance.’

The older elephants in the herd surrounded the youngster, and tried to coax him to his feet using their trunks
After several minutes of encouragement, the calf then manages to sit up and clambers up on to its feet
Eventually the herd walk off, leaving the road clear for the waiting traffic to pass through the national park

While another said: ‘OMG is cute !!!! I wanted to help the poor little thing myself. Elephants are majestic animals, just fabulous in every way!

It is still unclear what caused the baby elephant to fall, but some suggest it could simply be tired or stumble on its own feet.

But one of the viewers who commented on the clip said: ‘Reminds me of the time when my toddler decided to rest on the supermarket floor.’

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