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Baby Elephant Throws a Tantrum

Baby elephant throwing a tantrum

The majestic elephant is known for their memory, intelligence, and strong family bonds. But just like human toddlers, baby elephants can also throw the occasional tantrum.

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The Playful Side of Elephants

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Baby elephant letting out a rumble. Image via Depositphotos

The playful nature of elephants, even more so that of the young ones, is one of their most known attributes. Seen in the way they roll around in the mud, playfully tussle with their siblings, and joyfully splash in the water. Their behavior is not all fun and games though, it aids in developing essential elephant life skills. Such as protecting their sensitive skin from the sun by rolling in the mud and splashing themselves with water.

Why Do Baby Elephants Throw Tantrums?

Just like human toddlers, baby elephants get frustrated when things don’t work in their favor. It could be the denial of a treat or a sibling playing with their favorite toy, these young elephants readily express their displeasure. It could be through trumpeting loudly, stomping their feet, or laying down refusing to move until they are allowed what they want.

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Baby elephant. Image by fouroaks via Depositphotos

These tantrums aren’t all in vain. It allows baby elephants to communicate their wants and needs to the rest of the herd. Allowing their mother or older siblings to play hero, and comfort the upset baby by taking care of their needs.

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Adorable Baby Elephant’ Playful Tantrum,” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Animals Around The Globe

Fun Facts About Elephants

  1. Elephant Trunks: An elephant’s trunk contains more than 40,000 muscles. Allowing it to pick up small things, lift heavy objects, and be used as a snorkel while swimming!
  2. Masters of Memory: The age-old saying “an elephant never forgets” is true. Elephants have great memories which allows them to remember friends and enemies from their past.
  3. Empathetic Gentle Giants: Elephants readily express empathy towards animals and humans. When one of the herd is lost, they mourn and comfort each other.
  4. Tusks and Teeth: Elephant tusks can grow up to 7 feet long! These elongated incisors are used to dig, fight, and at times as a place to rest their trunks.

The Importance of Protecting Elephants

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Baby elephant out enjoying a stroll. Image via Depositphotos

While we delight in watching baby elephants explore their natural habitat, it’s crucial to remember the many threats they endure. Some of these concerning threats include habitat loss, human-elephant conflicts and poaching. To ensure these wonderful creatures can be marveled at by future generations, it is important to raise awareness and support conservation efforts.

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Thursday 17th of August 2023

Hate the music, it’s not a music video. I was interested on hearing the baby elephant and sounds of Africa .

Esmeralda Rocas

Wednesday 16th of August 2023

Do you have any positive news please 🙏??..,the ones showing up are terrible, showing very graphic animals or people going through pain, Suffering and death. I don't want to get desintatizy with morbid bad, disgusting news.

Dee Berger

Sunday 20th of August 2023

@Esmeralda Rocas, I AGREE 100 per cent!! There is enough sadness in this world! ENOUGH!!


Sunday 13th of August 2023

Looks like lil elephant stopped to sit and scratch his bottom, and lost his balance and toppled over and it took a couple of minutes for him to get back on his feet again. No tantrum.


Saturday 12th of August 2023

Baby not throwing a temper tantrum. Baby being a baby and playing. Love 💘 elephants.

Maria G. Christa

Saturday 12th of August 2023

Baby Elephants are adorable.

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