Sheldrick Wildlife Trust shared a video on Instagram showing how an orphaned mother elephant has given birth to an adorable baby elephant named Mambo.
In animals, motherhood is a unique experience that frequently manifests in the most innocent and caring ways.
The videos that show animal mothers demonstrating the same amount of devotion as any human would, are always touching and engaging to watch.
This video from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which was shared on Instagram by the organization, depicts a close connection between an elephant mother and her newborn named Mambo.
It comes with a beautiful story through a detailed caption, a part of which reads, “(…) Our gentle girl Mutara, whose story has such fraught beginnings, just embarked on this remarkable chapter. She was rescued as a newborn (first slide), likely orphaned at the hands of poachers.
Mutara has been living wild for many years now. She chose to spend most of her pregnancy around Ithumba, so we knew this happy moment was on the horizon. And now, after 22 months of nurturing life, she is a proud mother.
We often find that motherhood transforms an elephant’s character. However, Mutara remains completely unchanged. She is still her gentle, trusting self and has taken the whole experience in stride.”
“Given how effortlessly Mutara has taken to motherhood, it is easy to forget that she is an elephant raised by the human hand. While she never knew her own mother, she still grew up knowing the love and support of a family.
Now, she will apply this same love and support as she raises her own family in the wild. We have named Mutara’s baby ‘Mambo.’ This is a familiar Swahili greeting, one that brings a smile to one’s face. It essentially means, ‘tell me your stories’ — and what a story Mutara has to tell! Now, she embarks on a wonderful new chapter, with little Mambo by her side,” it concludes.
This video was shared on Instagram roughly 16 hours ago. So far, it has received more than 21,500 likes, and the numbers only keep rising. The video has also drawn a wide range of comments from people who can’t get enough of this adorable mother and baby pair.
An Instagram user took to the comments section to write, “Mambo is as amazing as his mommy! And look at all those caring and protective trunks around the baby!.” “That is probably the sweetest thing I have seen in a while.
Oh, isn’t life a precious thing for all,” reads another comment. A third posted, “Awww so sweet! Welcome to the world little Mambo! May you have a long healthy, and happy life.”
What are your thoughts on this cute animal video?