We all know how much kids love to play together, and it seems that the elephant kingdom is no different.
Playful: These incredible images capture the unique moment when four newborn elephants, each weighing up to 300 kg, chose to pile on top of one another.
Four newborn elephants swiftly pile one on top of the other after being separated from their mother, as seen in these incredible photographs.
The mother of the “little” giants, who might weigh up to 300 kg apiece, was cooling off before deciding to play around while the children drank water.
The photos were taken along the Ghwarrie Dam’s banks in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park, in the Eastern Cape.
The mother intervened to stop the children from getting hurt when she noticed them playing rough with the kids.
The elephants ran into one other amusingly before choosing to pile on top of one another.
Ayesha Cantor, who was interviewed by the Daily Mail while on a day trip, was caught saying: “We had been waiting at the dam for nearly an hour, watching the various family teams coming in to drink and play and then moving off.”
The elephants were playing while their mother cooled down on the banks of the Ghwarrie Dam in the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. And they instantly decided to enjoy themselves.
We had had just made the decision to leave when I occurred to make one last glimpse behind me. I immediately yelled at my husband to stop when I noticed the two kids appearing to be having a conversation; another picture of them became the elephant bundle.
“I have really observed and heard two infants interacting swiftly, but never four and for as long as this.”
They push the limits just like kids do. Through play, they learn their limits and appropriate behavior in the context of their family.