The incredible moment has been captured when Nellie the elephant successfully manages to walk over a barbed wire fence set up by a farmer in Africa.
The four-ton beast has chosen to explore Africa by skipping over fences rather than tramping through everything in its path. The front right leg is lifted over the wire, taking care not to touch it, followed by the left leg before repeating the procedure with the hind legs.
Nellie’s photos show that she has a great deal of respect for her environment and does not want to be held responsible for any damage. As Nellie’s behavior demonstrates, elephants are recognized for their intelligence and capacity to solve problems.
‘Our feeling when looking at these pictures is one of complete respect,’ according to Indri Ultimate Wildlife Tours in Cape Town, South Africa, which posted the images on Facebook.
Their brains will not surprise scientists who have studied elephants’ brains when confronted with danger, as it is no surprise to them. Elephants’ capacity to recall enables them to outsmart not just fences but also droughts.
The theory is that older females recall earlier harsher droughts and how the elephants managed to survive them.
The female’s body temperature is closer to ideal, while the male’s body remains cooler than normal. Because of this, they will be more likely to find distant food and water sources, giving them a better chance of survival as climate change becomes a genuine danger to their natural habitats.
However, Nellie isn’t the only elephant attempting to cross Africa with ease.
A video of a second elephant eluding an electric fence in Mpumalanga, near the Kruger National Park, has recently gone viral.
The cheeky little elephant is back again, this time crossing a fence to pluck a limb from a much-loved marula fruit tree in the backyard of a house.
The elephant is clearly avoiding any memories of getting caught or zapped by a horrible fence.
After having his meal, the juvenile male rises both legs over the fence carefully – despite no current being sent through the electric fence.
‘It was odd to witness the elephant do this, but it’s marula fruit season, and elephants adore them,’ said journalist Magdel van den Berg, who recorded the baby elephant. He recognized the fence; he’s a regular visitor to the region.
‘It was fascinating to watch an animal plan and execute a route around the barriers, as the owner of the land has reported him proceeding up slopes and over additional fences. He’s a very busy little boy.’