Dramatic moment is caught on video by tourist Richard Leonard at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa

A holidaymaker in South Africa has captured incredible footage of a female elephant rescuing her calf after it became stuck in the mud by a watering hole.

The footage shows a herd of elephants appearing to come the aid of the stricken youngster as it struggles in deep mud in Addo Elephant Park, South Africa.

However, it is mother to the rescue as the mud eventually proves no match for her powerful trunk.

The video was filmed by Richard Leonard earlier this month while on a family holiday.

He said: "It was my first game drive of the trip and it was a wildlife encounter of a lifetime. I was so relieved to see the little one safe and sound. What an experience, what a day!"(Source)


Responses to "Baby elephant stuck in mud gets rescued by mother (Video)"

  1. Cindy W says:

    It was amazing. Even more amazing that the other elephants understood the cries and came over to see what was happening. It amazes me how animals are able to communicate with each other. Beautiful!

  2. Unknown says:

    I <3 this,,,it is so amazing,,,a Mother's <3 helping her baby who is stuck in the mud. <3 this!

  3. Vicki Robinson says:

    Loved watching this, so beautiful the bond between mother & child!!

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