A baby elephant tried to chase a flock of low-flying birds – and the adorable moment was captured on camera.
The baby elephant was filmed in Kruger National Park in South Africa, and the video was posted to Kruger Sightings YouTube page – an account set up to share spontaneous acts of wildlife.
In the clip, the baby elephant can be seen standing in the middle of the H3 road, not far from the Berg-en-Dal camp.
It looked up into the air and followed the path of the birds flying around it in all directions.
Then the baby elephant lowered its head and began to lunge at some of them – its trunk whirled around enthusiastically.
It then suddenly stopped before quickly picking up speed again and trotting down the road.
The birds, which can be heard singing throughout the clip, respond by flying out of their flight way.
Later in the video, the calf turns its back to the swallows and appears to have chased them away.
The boy then spotted one not too far from it and started running towards it again – clearly having a great time playing with the birds.
The elephant then ran around before finding momentary solitude on both verges of grass on either side of the road.
The adorable clip ends with the elephant roaming towards the rest of the herd.
Writing with the video, Kruger Sightings said: “Such a cute video of a tiny newborn elephant trying to chase low-flying swallows around it.”
According to a 2005 census, there are 12,467 elephants in Kruger National Park, 10,698 of which are in breeding herds.