An angry male elephant had seen in shocking footage b.e.a.t.i.n.g a week-old calf with its trunk – before running away when another adult told it off.
Its angry outburst occurred in Addo Elephant National Park, at the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Incredible footage captured by photographer Duncan Noakes shows the baby lying on his back when standing too close to an adult – causing him to cry out in pain.
When it tried to run away, the scared baby ran in front of the angry adult and was t.h.u.m.p.e.d again behind him.
The final fight ended when the elephant ran to the safety of its mother and stood beside her.
Then another giant elephant appeared to l off a.t.t.a.k.e.r when it charged towards it, prompting the animal to quickly back away.