Though the little elephant couldn’t find his footing, he continued to try to prove on-lookers otherwise.
The video was filmed moments after the mother gave birth. The mother determined to learn to walk immediately.
With a little bit of help from its mother’s trunk, the elephant can manage for just a few seconds before falling to the ground again.
Grant Atkinson shot this video in Northern Botswana shortly after the baby was born.
Grant said: “We came across these two elephants – a mother who had just given birth.
“The baby was really struggling to get up and take its few steps.
“Mom kept throwing dust, probably to cover up the post-birth b.l.o.o.d.
“She was constantly trying to get the baby to stand up.
“The baby finally seemed to make it up before falling down again.”
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