Baby elephant plays with its trunk in viral video. So cute, says Twitter

A video of a baby elephant playing with its trunk has gone viral.

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Screengrab from video shared by IFS officer Sudha Ramen.
Screengrab from video shared by IFS officer Sudha Ramen.

Elephants are one of the most delightful animals, and the internet is full of heartwarming videos featuring these gentle giants. One such video was shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Sudha Ramen.

The official shared a clip of a baby elephant playing with its trunk and our hearts cannot handle all the cuteness. She shared the clip with the caption, "This calf thinks the trunk is a toy! #Elephant calves do not know the use of the trunk until they reach 6 to 9 months. They slowly learn to use it from their mother and other adults in the herd (sic)."

Watch the video here:

The clip shows the little one repeatedly spinning its trunk as it stands by a waterhole with the rest of the herd. According to the IFS officer, the calf thought that its trunk was a toy. This happens because baby elephants, for the longest time, don't know the function of their trunks. It is after they are six to nine months old that they start learning its functions from their mother and other old members of the herd.

After the IFS officer shared the clip, to no one's surprise, it immediately started going viral. The clip managed to garner over 12.2k views. Many netizens called the video cute in the comments section.

See the comments:

At the time of writing this article, the tweet had more than 1.2k likes. This is adorable!

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