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:
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. pic.twitter.com/RnZElNaB7t— Sudha Ramen IFS (@SudhaRamenIFS) June 27, 2020
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:
Another cute video online. Elephant calves are so cute that you can't stop admiring and appreciating the beauty of planet earth. We need to protect all species that are going extinct too. Animals are also a part of our Earth - we forgot that.— Gaj Anan (@GajananBorade) June 28, 2020
Woww— Anjali (@Anjali37165137) June 28, 2020
So cute— A.Upadhyay (@m_Aupadhyay) June 28, 2020
cute nice— INDIANPOWER (@sandeep27529715) June 28, 2020
Sometimes ..... Used to fight pic.twitter.com/HKJTSyKvpL— Borkar Sunny (@BorkarSunny1) June 27, 2020
So cute...— Ravindra Mani Tripathi (@RavindraIfs) June 27, 2020
He is sooo cute and such fun to watch...— Payal Gupta (@libranpayal27) June 27, 2020
Whatever its so very cute— Debjani (@devyanidilli) June 27, 2020
Looking lovely— Hemant Jhabak (@JhabakHemant) June 27, 2020
Elephant calves often play funny.— Dinabandhu Bardaloi (@DBardaloi) June 27, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the tweet had more than 1.2k likes. This is adorable!
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