VIA| While the wilderness can be full of danger and terrifying predators for most baby creatures, elephants are usually free from those concerns due to their large size right from birth. But recently one little elephant learned that even one little slip up can put you in harms way – especially if there is a hungry crocodile around!
He was just grabbing a drink at the watering hole, trying to cool off from the hot sun when suddenly razor-sharp teeth bite into his soft, fleshy trunk. The rest of the herd recognized the baby’s screams and ran right over, doing their best to save the youngest and weakest among them.
Thankfully the adult elephants managed to repel the crocodile, somehow disengaging it’s teeth from their baby. The mother was the most help, huddling with her baby and making sure that he felt comfortable and safe once more.
Other than the cuts and bruises, this baby elephant will grow up just fine – but will definitely be more careful about where he gets his water from in the future! This little guy thought he was done for, but today was not that day thanks to his brave, courageous family.
Just like your own mother, this elephant’s mom was never going to let him get torn away without a fight and the love of this elephant family should be enough to inspire you to spend some more time with your own family too!
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