Baby elephants wrestling is sure to prompt a smile

Baby elephants wrestling is sure to prompt a smile

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Baby elephants wrestling is sure to prompt a smile

Two baby elephants engaged in a bit of friendly roughhousing in “rarely” captured video of such a scene in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.

Michelle Broadhurst and Jacques Joubert were visiting the northern end of the park when they came across a herd of elephants enjoying a drink at a watering hole while the two babies wrestled, as reported by Caters News.

“During our elephant observations in the park we noticed that the little ones once a waterhole or dam is reached they simply fall down for a minute or two while the rest of the family or group is drinking and cooling themselves down,” Broadhurst told Caters.

“They then will start to play with one another as they are not focused on the drinking effort because they still suckle.”

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About 25 elephants of varying sizes were enjoying the watering hole on this day.

Baby elephants wrestling is a screen grab from the video.

Broadhurst noted that the wrestling among young elephants usually occurs between those of equal size, and if a larger elephant attempts to play with a smaller one, the mother of the smaller calf will put a halt to the proceedings.

“It is not very rare, although very rarely documented on video,” Broadhurst said.

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