In this hilarious video, a baby elephant tumbles and falls face-first into a giant mud pit.
The calf was filmed in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Saturday as it went across a river.
However, as it steps out of the murky water and falls over on its left side, it slips and falls on its left side.
With muck covering the animal’s left eye and most of its body, it has trouble seeing and finding its footing as another elephant strolls up behind it.
The huge African elephant approaches the youngster and gives him a few pushes as support before turning away.
As the baby struggles to crawl out of the muddy hole, it uses its two front legs to winch itself out.
It’s then carried up the river bank by two more nudges from the adult elephant behind it.
‘The young elephant didn’t go very far before stumbling and falling face-first into the muck.
“We felt sorry for the young elephant, but I couldn’t help but find it both entertaining and amusing.”
‘With some adult encouragement, the young elephant found new confidence to successfully traverse the last portion of its difficult river crossing,’ he added.
The Kruger National Park is the second-largest game reserve in Africa, covering roughly 7,500 square miles. It’s about the size of Israel but somewhat smaller than Belgium.