Watch Elephants Limber Up Before Engaging in Playful Tussle

A fascinating encounter in Kruger National Park showcased an elephant demonstrating its pre-play stretches as it crossed a road.

The majestic creature was captured on camera, flexing and extending its body before engaging in a friendly tussle, locking tusks with a fellow elephant.

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Ayesha Cantor, a 50-year-old from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, stumbled upon this remarkable sight while returning from a wedding in the wilds of Pafuri.

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Cantor spotted three young elephants on the path and decided to stop, noting that the Kruger National Park elephants are known for their excellent health.

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Cantor expressed amazement at the elephant’s impressive warm-up routine, which allowed it to stand confidently alongside its playmates.

She emphasized the importance of respecting these animals and understanding their signals.

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While elephants are sometimes seen as aggressive, giving them space and learning to read their cues can ensure a safe and awe-inspiring experience.

Source: Ayesha Cantor/Caters News
Source: Ayesha Cantor/Caters News
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Known to flick their trunks, shake their heads, or even roll their eyes when they feel threatened, elephants are truly magnificent creatures. As Cantor concludes, “It is a privilege to be present.”

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