HEARTBREAKING!! Baby elephant Zhuangzhuang cried inconsolably for 5 hours after his mother rejected him and tried to stomp him to death after giving birth to him on Aug. 30th. Zoo keepers at the wild life animal reserve in China first thought it was an accident. They treated the little calf’s injuries and reunited him with his mother, only to see her try and stamp on him again. So they had to separate the two permanently. Tears streamed down his trunk for 5 hours.
Family: While humans, over time, have studied a lot about animal behaviour, there will always be a sense of mystery around what family means in their world. Elephants are known to share strong bonds among members of the herd. An intimate, happy moment between the mother and calf captured here, sharing a meal, at Jim Corbett National Park, India. A tender moment frozen in time!