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Whole Elephant Family Protect Newborn From A Bull Elephant Separate From Mother

Elephants are majestic, beautiful, emotional creatures who have the power to pull at your heartstrings when observing them

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

They are very protective of their young and create bonds that last a lifetime.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

When a time of threat arises, the family will push the young to the middle of the group.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

This is followed by a symphony of loud calls while the herd protects their most vulnerable from the danger, in this scenario, it was one of their own bull elephants.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

The scene was captured in stunning black and white photos by wildlife photographer Peter Delaney.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

He was trying to separate the baby from its mother, the newborn shrieked loudly which prompted the herd to instantly surround it.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

The herd was not happy that the bull was kicking the baby and its cries and shrieks rung out, loudly.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

The mothers and aunts in the group attempted to give reassurance to the young.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

Thankfully, the herd’s bond was stronger than the will of the rogue bull, and eventually, they managed to rally around the baby and keep it safe.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

Photographer Peter Delaney enjoys black and white photography has a passion for wildlife and landscape.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

Check out more of his work on his Facebook and Instagram pages.

I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)
I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)
I Captured A Moment When One Bull Elephant Was Trying To Separate A Baby From Its Mother And The Whole Elephant Family Stood Up To Protect It (13 Pics)

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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