Little Elephant: Where is your trunk, human?

Distributed from India, where it occurs in largest numbers, to Borneo, where only small vestigial populations persist, the Indian elephant plays an important ecological and cultural role in Asia

Elephants are an important cultural icon in India. According to Indian mythology, the gods (deva) and the demons (asura) churned the oceans in a search for the elixir of life - 'amrit' (nectar) - so that they would become immortal. As they did so, the 'navratnas' (nine jewels) surfaced, one of which was the elephant.

Consequently, the elephant is extremely valuable, and therefore must be treasured, preserved and protected, just as a jewel would be.

Asian elephants are extremely sociable, forming groups of 6 to 7 related females that are led by the oldest female, the 'matriarch'. Like African elephants, these groups occasionally join others to form herds, although these associations are relatively transient.


Responses to "Baby Elephant Trying to Grab Girl's Nose (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think the baby is studying the girl's nose ~ then tells her/his Mom about the nose and asks Mom to check out the girl's nose, too ~ then heads for the cameraman/woman's nose!!! HOW SWEET and how VERY LUCKY the girl is to experience all of this : )!!!!

  2. Just too precious

  3. bmfilip2 says:

    They are very beautiful. I didn't realize how much fur a baby elephant has. I know the very young ones have it.But wow. I like how he keeps exploring her nose. They are so adorable when they are little. Thank you for sharing this video.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Question of the day "Where'd it go?" So endearing, so cute. Wish I were there. Love your articles! Thumper M.

  5. Unknown says:

    So very special. I also didn't know the Asian elephants had so much baby fur. The other youngster also has more fur than SA elephants that size have. That was so cute. How lucky she was to have had that interaction.

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