This elephant proves it’s not a litterbug after incredible footage shows him picking up trash and throwing it in the trash can.
It shows that flies aren’t the only nuisance to the giant mammal, which has chosen to contribute its bit to the environment.
Watch the video at the end.
CCTV shows the elephant wandering through the garden of a house in the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa, before discovering some empty cans left on the grass.
After the elephant has made its way to the litter, it carefully sucks the cans one by one with its trunk before dropping them into a nearby trash can with one of its feet.
It also appears to have disposed of trash it had previously found in the bush before picking up the cans.
The first is easy to think of, but the second can prove to be a little more problematic.
After the elephant uses its foot to make the grip more secure, it drops the can on the floor.
But the quest to keep the grass free of rubbish is unstoppable, and it is fortunate for the second time that the can have been successfully placed in the trash.
Russell Owen MacLaughlin is a photographer based in Hoedspruit, South Africa, who captured the fantastic incident after setting up CCTV surveillance cameras to see what wildlife was visiting the area.
Russell said, “The elephant just went and picked up cans to throw in the trash can.”
It was stunning. I can not explain why or how it happened; it just did. I think it has to be another case of animals doing amazing things.
Here is the video that was recorded for CCTV: