Baby elephant video from Indonesia

This video from Indonesia says about itself:

Baby elephant learns to use her trunk

20 Dec 2013

This adorable baby elephant was born to a mother who is part of an elite team of critically endangered Sumatran elephants that help protect communities from conflict with wild elephants in Indonesia.

She’s nearly 4 months old, growing fast and starting to imitate her mother’s behaviour. Here it looks like she’s getting to grips with using her trunk!

Read more about the fantastic work of WWF-Indonesia’s elephant Flying Squad and the newest addition here.

21 thoughts on “Baby elephant video from Indonesia

  1. What a fascinating story that raises so many issues! Of course the “elephant flying squad” wouldn’t be needed if people hadn’t destroyed the natural habitat of the “wild” elephants. Well done to WWF for trying to find a solution that works for everyone. Hopefully the flying squad elephants are treated well? But on the other hand, if the flying squad wasn’t there the local community would poison more wild elephants. The human-animal interaction is indeed complex.


    • Thanks for your comment, Emy!

      I have not been to Sumatra myself to see the flying squad; but, judging from the aims of WWF and from this video, it looks like the flying squad elephants are treated well.


  2. OMGoddess! that is such a beautiful video. Elephants are just about my favourite animals and I’m sure we can learn so much from them. OM GANESH! for their safety.


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