Playful Baby Elephants Engage in Trunk Slapping Showdown

A heartwarming scene unfolded as two young elephants engaged in a playful trunk-slapping duel at a national park in Kanchanaburi province, western Thailand.

The spirited exchange took place on October 30, under the shade of trees, after the elephants had been grazing on plants.

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The video, captured by a local wildlife enthusiast known only as Prathom, shows one of the baby elephants gently tapping the other’s head with its trunk. In response, the second elephant playfully strikes back, displaying a lighthearted camaraderie between the two.

This is the adorable moment two baby elephants were seen play fighting by hitting each other over the head with their trunks. Source: Dail Mail

These playful youngsters were part of a larger herd of 50 elephants foraging in the area. Witnessing their lively antics, Prathom expressed, “The baby elephants are so friendly and cute. It makes me so happy to see them enjoying life in their natural environment.”

The animals had been eating plants before they started teasing each other under the trees at a national park in Kanchanaburi province, western Thailand. Source: Dail Mail
One of the young animals started lightly hitting its friend’s head using its trunk, which hit back. Source: Dail Mail
The two are part of a herd of 50 elephants that were foraging nearby when they were spotted by a local wildlife enthusiast. Source: Dail Mail

In Thailand, there are approximately 2,000 wild elephants and a similar number living in captivity. Captive elephants can be found in sanctuaries, elephant parks, zoos, and tourist resorts or under the care of private owners for events such as weddings and religious ceremonies.


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