Heartwarming Moment: Mama Elephant Teaches Calf Pumpkin-Smashing Skills

In the heart of Northern Thailand lies “The Elephant Nature Park,” renowned for its exceptional dedication to rescuing and rehabilitating elephants and other animals such as pigs, cats, and dogs.

Among the many inhabitants of this sanctuary is Pyi Mai, a young elephant still learning the ropes of self-sufficiency in feeding, under the patient guidance of her mother, Khuam Moon, and her nanny, Sri Nuan.

Watch the video at the end.


Recently, Pyi Mai embarked on an exploratory journey across the vast grounds of the sanctuary, drawn by the sight of scattered pumpkins.

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Instead of devouring them immediately, Pyi Mai engaged in a playful interaction, treating the pumpkins like toys, infusing her adventure with charming playfulness.

Eager to indulge in the succulent fruits, Pyi Mai tried to devour the pumpkins but encountered some difficulty. Undeterred, she rolled them around, determined to unlock their contents.

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Soon, Pyi Mai’s mother, Khuam Moon, and nanny, Sri Nuan, joined the scene, showcasing their expertise in consuming hard-shelled fruits and teaching Pyi Mai the art of adequately smashing the pumpkins.

Pyi Mai tasted the smashed pumpkin with boundless enthusiasm, elated by her newfound skill, while her mother and nanny watched on with pride.

Despite needing more practice to perfect the technique, Pyi Mai showed remarkable aptitude as a fast learner, relishing the meals prepared by her mother and nanny with meticulous care.

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Khuam Moon and Sri Nuan beamed with joy as they witnessed Pyi Mai delight in her nourishment, emphasizing the profound bond between mother and calf and the importance of nurture and mentorship in the animal kingdom.

This heartwarming scene underscores the remarkable connections and intelligence of elephants, shedding light on the deep empathy and insight embedded within their social structure.

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