Elephants Rescue A Baby Elephant About To Be Carried Away By A Strong River Current

Elephants are very protective of their young. When a young member of an herd is in trouble, the ones closest to it will do anything to help it out. Tourist Sandy Gelderman while on a safari at the OI Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia district of Kenya saw this elephant trait first hand.

An herd of elephants was crossing the Ewaso Ng'iro river. Although muddy and the current is strong, the bigger elephants crossed the river with ease. The same cannot be said though with one baby elephant. The strong current easily swept it away. Fortunately, a young but much bigger elephant nearby quickly rescued it from being swept downstream. The mother elephant also came back from the banks of the river and helped push the baby elephant to dry ground.