Herd Of Elephants Run To Save A Baby Elephant After It Collapsed In The Road

This is the amazing moment when a herd of elephants runs to help a baby elephant who appeared to collapse in the middle of the road

The moment was captured on film in the middle of the road at the Kruger National Park, causing traffic to stop.

The young elephant collapsed while crossing the road in the middle of the busy Kruger National Park in South Africa 

The baby calf attempted to get back on its feet after collapsing, with no luck, and so ended up laying flat down on the pavement.

The calf tried to get back on to its feet by itself but struggled and was left lying in the middle of the road 

Instead of abandoning to baby on the road, a few of the adult elephants ran over to try and assist the calf with their trunks and feet.

Eventually several adult elephants appeared and tried to rescue the stricken youngster, who was holding up traffic

Eventually, thanks to their persistent, loving efforts, the baby elephant eventually made it up to its feet and strolled off into the forest.

The older elephants in the herd surrounded the youngster, and tried to coax him to his feet using their trunks 

The whole thing was captured on video by the Kruger Sightings Channel on Youtube and has amassed nearly 15m views.

After several minutes of encouragement, the calf then manages to sit up and clambers up on to its feet 

It is still unclear why the youth collapsed, but many have suggested that it may have simply been tired or just stumbled over.

Eventually the herd walk off, leaving the road clear for the waiting traffic to pass through the national park 

Elephants live in a tight-knit, loving, matriarchal family, usually with more than ten members and often led by the eldest female in the group.

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Written by Joe Kahlo