I’m not too sure what is happening in this video, but I can say for sure that this baby elephant is having a good time! He seems to have gotten ahead of his herd and found some interesting grass to roll around in, and a nice pile of dirt to play in! It looks like […]

Why Is This Baby Elephant Rolling In The Dirt?! His Momma Just Look On.

I’m not too sure what is happening in this video, but I can say for sure that this baby elephant is having a good time! He seems to have gotten ahead of his herd and found some interesting grass to roll around in, and a nice pile of dirt to play in! It looks like he spent his small amount of free time having a blast in front of these tourists. What a rare sight!

Elephants frequently “mist’ dirt onto themselves by spreading it with their trunk, but this little guy skips that step and decides to roll around in the dirt directly. Who has time to learn how to use their trunk nowadays?

Once the older members of the herd shows up, he calms down and quickly prances after them a if nothing had happened at all! They didn’t seem worried, although it did look like he might have been hurt at first, his playful demeanor let everyone know that he was just doing what children to best – play around in the mud!

Some people commented on the video wondering if this was an elephant’s version of a temper tantrum, or if he might have had worms since he was rubbing his little behind into the dirt like a dog would do, but I like to think that he was just having some fun! What did you think? The music makes the video so much cuter!

 
 
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