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ADORABLE Moment A Mother Elephant Puts Baby Back On Its Feet After Tumble (10 Pics)

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This is the moment a loving elephant mother was pictured helping her newborn back up on its feet after taking a nasty tumble.

The newborn was taking its first steps before it fell down several times at the water’s edge.

The heartwarming snaps were captured by South African wildlife photographer, Charl Stols, during a boat ride

Luckily the momma, who was with two other youngsters on their way to the Chobe River in Botswana for a drink, was at hand to help.

Luckily mum was on hand to help, and can be seen carefully lifting her precious offspring back up using her trunk and her feet

You can see in the series of photos, her carefully lifting her precious cargo back on its feet using her trunk.

The newborn was set on its feet again after its nasty tumble by the water's edge, with a helping hand from mum

The series of photos were taken by South African wildlife photographer Charl Stols.

He saw the scene while on a boat ride as he works as a photo host for Pangolin Photo Safaris.

Whoops! The young elephant calf fell flat on the ground at the water's edge in Botswana, captured by South African wildlife photographer, Charl Stols

He commented on the interaction that he watched for about 40 minutes:

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“The elephant cow and two youngsters were coming to the river for a drink.”

The new family - a mum and two youngsters - were seen making their way to the river for a drink at the Chobe River in Botswana when the smallest calf fell down several times

“The smaller calf seemed to be only a few hours old, still in pink colour and wobbly on its feet. At the water’s edge, the newborn plunged down several times and the mother gently helped it back up using her trunk and feet.”

The mother elephant used her trunk and her feet to help get the baby elephant back on its feet. Stols watched the elephants interact for around 40 minutes

“Surprisingly they even crossed the river to one of the islands and the little one did manage to swim all the way, only its trunk sticking out of the water.”

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'The smaller calf seemed to be only a few hours old, still in pink colour and wobbly on its feet,' the photographer said

“The smaller calf seemed to be only a few hours old, still in pink colour and wobbly on its feet.”

At the water's edge, the newborn 'plunged down several times' and the mother gently helped it back up. 'To watch the mother gently guiding him and then even seeing the little calf swim was a touching experience,' Stols said

“It was a very special moment. We have lots of elephants in Chobe but that must have been the youngest elephant I’d ever seen.”

'It was very special moment. We have lots of elephants in Chobe but that must have been the youngest elephant I'd ever seen,' Stols said

“To watch the mother gently guiding him and then even seeing the little calf swim was a touching experience.”

The newborn calf pictured under the protection of its mother at the edge of the Chobe River. WIldlife photographer Stols described the incident as a 'very special moment'

“I still dream about seeing a mother giving birth someday but that was already pretty close.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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