This is the adorable moment a baby elephant gets very muddy as it rolls around in a large puddle.
But when it’s time to leave, the young need their parents’ feet to get out of the water.
Safari tourists came across a massive herd of elephants while walking through the Mashatu Game Reserve on the Botswana-South Africa border.
The group was seen stopping at the giant mud pool to relax and cover themselves in the mud to cool off.
In between the giant’s trunk and legs, a baby elephant can be seen jumping in and there’s a splash of water that’s about to get as muddy as possible.
Apparently amusing himself, the elephant even rolled around in the brown water, but it was still too large to be completely submerged.
Then the herd signaled that it was time to move on, but when the young tried to climb out of the steep-sided puddle, it couldn’t reach.
Other elephants need to support their legs and soon will come to the rescue.
The touching scenes were captured by photographer Janet Kleyn, 53.
Janet said: ‘I love watching elephants play in the water and especially the little ones – it’s fun.
‘I watched for over an hour as the herds went in and out until I found this particular herd; they stayed for about 10-15 minutes.
‘The elephants like to be completely submerged on hot days and can also spray mud on themselves, as an insect repellent and as a sunsblock.’
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