Watch the Heartwarming Moment a Herd of Elephants Rescues a Baby Elephant on a Busy Road

It’s natural for us to assist a baby when they fall; the same goes for elephants. A video recently captured the incredible moment when a herd of elephants rushed to help a baby elephant that had stumbled in the middle of a busy road in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

The traffic stopped as the young elephant struggled to get back on its feet, ultimately lying flat on the pavement.

In response, several more enormous elephants from the herd intervened, gently pushing and prodding the calf with their trunks and feet to help it stand up.

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Their persistence paid off as the baby elephant finally managed to get up and walk off safely into the nearby forest.

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The young elephant collapsed while crossing the road in the middle of the busy Kruger National Park in South Africa. Source: Daily Mail

The heartwarming footage was uploaded to the Kruger Sightings YouTube channel and has already garnered nearly 90,000 views.

Viewers were touched by the scene, with one commenting, “Absolutely fantastic how the herd protects and helps this calf up to join them again.

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Luckily the cars kept their distance.” Another viewer shared their admiration for the majestic animals, saying, “OMG, that was so cute!!!! I wanted to help the poor little thing myself. Elephants are majestic animals, just fabulous in every way!”

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The calf tried to get back onto its feet by itself but struggled and was left lying in the middle of the road. Source: Daily Mail

The reason for the young elephant’s collapse remains uncertain, with some speculating that it may have simply been tired or tripped over its feet.

One viewer humorously related the incident to their own experience, stating, “Reminds me of the time my toddler decided to rest on the supermarket floor.”

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Eventually, several adult elephants appeared and tried to rescue the stricken youngster, who was holding up traffic. Source: Daily Mail
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The older elephants in the herd surrounded the youngster and tried to coax him to his feet using their trunks. Source: Daily Mail
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After several minutes of encouragement, the calf then manages to sit up and clambers up onto its feet. Source: Daily Mail
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Eventually, the herd walked off, leaving the road clear for the waiting traffic to pass through the national park. Source: Daily Mail

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