This was the adorable moment when a baby elephant refused to let go of a tourist after becoming acquainted with him.
The lovely video was taken in Thailand’s northern jungle and showed American tourist Jane Hight McMurry cuddling a baby elephant as they lie on the ground.
A professional speaker and author named James McMurry went to Phetchabun, the northern province, for a daylong adventure and to see elephants.
The video begins as the baby elephant lays his head in McMurry’s lap and receives stroking. She then tries to get up, but the elephant, who appears unwilling to let her go, wraps his trunk around her leg once again.
He then playfully bites her foot and holds it in his mouth as she tumbles backward, trying to get away. The jovial calf next climbs on top of her and wraps his tusk around her neck, asking her group, who are unable to conceal their amusement, “what do I do?”
McMurry, who presents keynotes and seminars on leadership skills that maximize sales and workplace productivity, said: ‘The elephant chosen for me was a new mother. It was important for me to get to know her calf before we began.
‘As you can see, we got to know each other.’
For those who want to see wild elephants roaming in their natural habitat, the Thai jungle is one of the most popular tourist attractions.