A herd of elephants rushed to save the calf after getting stuck in a watering hole.
The heart-pounding scenes were captured in the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. This area is famous for its large elephant herds.
South Africa is currently suffering from a drought, and creatures have to travel long distances in search of water.
The baby elephant, thought to be only 8 or 10 weeks old, was trapped in the watering hole and had a few tense minutes before being freed.
His mother, also young and perhaps a first-time parent, could not help him.
Finally, an old elephant rushed to help and free the baby elephant.
One Veger, owner of Wild Wings Safaris, said: ‘The elephant is probably a few months old. As the rest of the herd moved after drinking, the young had trouble getting out.
‘The mother was waiting around for him, but she had a problem and didn’t know how to help the baby.
‘She climbed in and out again as if to show him how to do it, and he tried but couldn’t grip the slippery side. ”
He added: ‘She appeared to have brought out her hind legs at one point to try to pull him off, but his trunk was too short and not strong enough to latch onto her. ”
The baby was then seen walking to another part of the muddy waterhole while its mother knelt in desperation.
Mr. Veger commented: ‘She may be a first-time mother, and you can see she was still small for the size of her tusks, so she is quite inexperienced in taking care of her baby.’
Fortunately for the calf, help was nearby.
“Suddenly, they were joined by an older female in the herd,” Mr. Veger said. ‘You can tell she’s older by her thicker trunk and larger tusks.’
The beast helped the baby with her trunk, and the group headed towards the bushes.
He added: ‘By then, the herd had moved, and they had to run to keep up, and he tripped over a ditch, but he didn’t do any harm.
‘He’s a young man trying to learn all the things you need to know to be part of a group.
‘The fascinating thing about this movie is you see how strong these family ties are in a herd of elephants, how they really care and take care of each other.’