Elephants spotted stretch their trunks before playing

An elephant was found to show off his exercise routine while crossing a street in Kruger National Park.

The animal can be seen stretching and flexing his body before locking his tusks with another elephant.

The elephant was discovered by Ayesha Cantor, 50, who was on his way home from a wedding in the wild jungle in Pafuri.

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Ayesha, from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, said: “I noticed three baby elephants walking on the path I was on, and since the Kruger elephants were known to be quite healthy, I stopped.

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“Little did I know that this particular elephant would make such impressive moves!

“To me, it was like he was stretching his legs and trunk, and maybe even doing some neck stretching.

“I think that’s why he was able to get a unique warm-up to stand shoulder to shoulder with his fitness buddies.

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“Elephants are often criticized for being aggressive, but if you give them space and learn their cues, there’s nothing to be afraid of.

“They are known to flick their trunks, shake their heads and even roll their eyes if you get too close to them.

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“They are wonderful creatures, and it is a privilege to be present.”

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