Baby Elephant Trying To Wake Up Its Dead Mother Will Bring Tears In Your Eyes

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4:21 pm 7 Jul, 2016

A video of a baby elephant trying to wake up its 25-year-old dead mother has gone viral on social media.

The incident came to light when the female elephant which was roaming along with its 2-year-old baby elephant near Narsipuram forest, Coimbatore, fell down and died on spot.


Screen grab of YouTube video

After witnessing this, the baby male elephant became restless and started prodding its mother with its trunk. The video shows the baby elephant was not letting anyone near his mother.

Despite the forest department’s efforts to separate the baby from its mother the baby jumbo stuck close to its mother.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) said that this was quite common and they were finally successful in separating the baby from its mother.

Screen grab of YouTube video

Screen grab of YouTube video

The veterinary doctor cited internal bleeding as the possible cause of her death, however, postmortem results are awaited to confirm the actual reason.

Watch the heart-wrenching video here:

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