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A mother's determination: Elephant rescues baby trapped in mud

These photographs tell a heartwarming story of maternal determination and show that moms of different species may not be so different...
  • Vickie Wittmayer

    A mother's determination: Elephant rescues baby trapped in mud "I saw the older baby elephant and the mother cross the watering hole with no problems. But the younger one started to slither because of the mud," Cano told Rex USA. The male baby elephant was unable to climb up the slippery bank and started to slide down. That's when mom sprang into action.

  • Denise Gentry

    A mother's determination: Elephant rescues baby trapped in mud - Animal Tracks

  • Margaret Sullivan

    This month-old calf - young male needed a helping hand from his concerned mother to escape the sticky mud after wading knee deep into the quagmire. She swiftly, if not elegantly, plucked the inexperienced baby to safety by his tail.

  • Sue Roth

    Mama gives a helping hand... er... trunk...

  • Gerry

    The things our children get themselves in to!?

  • Janice Hartley

    "A mother's determination: Elephant rescues baby trapped in mud" [A mother elephant helps her baby escape from sinking into a mud hole. An elephant & her month-old calf were marching with their family herd in Cabarceno Wildlife Park in Cantabria, Spain, when they came across a watering hole that the whole herd had to cross.]~[Photograph courtesy of: Marina Cano/Solent News via Rex USA - July 9 2012]'h4d'121002

  • Norica Vernon

    A mother struggles to save her son. (Marina Cano / Solent News via Rex USA) Elephants are so selfless...and they mourn for their dead family members (even carry their bones around with them...they may have gone long distances but recognize their family's bones!) for a while. It's so sad to see, but fascinating, too. :(

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