Incredible footage shows a mother elephant while keeping her calf away from a group of tourists. It’s like she’s saying, “Don’t talk to strangers.”
Just like any other baby, baby elephants are naturally curious. They’re trying to figure out why their noses are so long, why they can’t get into the old tub, or simply refusing to leave the mud stain.
So naturally, when the cub in this video spotted a group of tourists, all he wants is to investigate. However, his mother had a different opinion. In an overprotective manner, she pulls her little one away as quickly as possible.
The video was shot in Kruger National Park, northeastern South Africa. And even the rangers were moved by this protective mother. In the video’s caption, they wrote that it was “almost as if she was saying, ‘Don’t talk to strangers.'”
Confused, the baby decided to reject his mother. After all, mom always knows the best. Good parenting job there. The mother didn’t make a big deal out of it. However, she calmly and effectively redirected the calf’s attention elsewhere to navigate it out of danger.
Watch this overprotective mom below!