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Adorable baby elephant face-planting by the trunk load while learning to walk with his mother

They say elephants never forget. Well, it’s time for this adorable baby to remember how to stay on his feet – since the clumsy boy can’t stop face-planting while trying to hike!

It is a heartwarming yet hilarious moment when the three-week-old tried to walk was captured on a South Africa camera.

The elephant struggles to use its trunk for much-needed balance and repeatedly falls over – landing face-first on the road surface.

Oops: Despite being supported by his mother, the clumsy young elephant finds it nigh-on impossible to stay on his feet walking on concrete

Photographer Graeme Mitchley took the cute snapshots in Kruger National Park in the northeast of the country.

He said, “This baby elephant entertained us for a good five minutes – he was great fun and face-planted a few times.”

We were actually on our way back to Johannesburg after a lovely relaxing weekend in the park, but when we saw this, we had to stop.

Right, now I’ve got it: For elephants, their walking balance is not only dictated by their feet and ears but also by their huge trunks
Oh no: After leaning to his right, the happy-go-lucky baby boy, unfortunately, begins to lose his balance, with his knees bending beneath him
And I’m down: Unable to stop himself from collapsing to the ground, the adorable little elephant ends-up face-planting against the road surface

We stopped because there was a breeding herd of elephants by the road, and it’s always safer to keep your distance, especially when babies are around.

When they are young, they still find out how the trunk functions and often over-balance.

Some people say he is tired, and others say he liked the street’s taste – I don’t know, I know that it made us laugh.

Right, let me try this again: Slowly getting back to his feet, the young animal is determined to finally get a hang of this walking lark

After a while, an older male elephant decided it was time to leave, and the baby quickly followed.

Elephants are usually on their feet, walking within a few moments of their birth.

At three-weeks-old, though, he’s certainly got plenty of time to learn – elephants usually live for around 60 years.

Ok, here I go. Elephants are usually walking within moments of being born, but this was maybe proving that don’t all have great memories
No, not again: With his balance visibly going on his front two legs, the desperate boy knows exactly what is about to happen once again
I’ll just rest here, thanks: Although struggling with walking, the elephant’s got plenty of time to learn. The animals usually live to be around 60

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