Do you remember the first time you learned how to pump your milkshake through a straw? Or when you first blew bubbles in the bathtub? The sensation is no different for a baby elephant.
An adorable two-week-old baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, is now at that stage as she learns to use her trunk, with her latest trick playfully blowing bubbles in the water.
At birth, baby elephants really don’t know what to do with their trunks – other than swing them back and fro a bit and sometimes step on them.
Many baby elephants suck their trunks like baby humans suck their thumbs, and it usually takes six to eight months for them to use their trunks to eat and drink. So this baby girl must be pretty intelligent.
The video from the zoo, which documents an unnamed girl’s every stage of development on its website, shows her with Semba and a tub of water as she performs a brief maneuver using her trunk to suck water and blow bubbles, her ears flapping wildly as she played.