Adorable Baby Elephant Interrupts Reporter's Piece to Camera

A baby elephant interrupted a young reporter by sticking its trunk in his face as he gave a piece to camera at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya.

Alvin Kaunda was talking about human impacts on the environment when one of the orphaned elephants decided to steal his limelight.

“At first I felt the elephant trunk’s contact on my back but decided to keep going because I was doing my almost 10th take of my piece to camera,” Kaunda told Storyful. “I wasn’t gonna let anything stop me. Until the baby elephant stuck its trunk in my mouth.”

The elephant certainly seemed curious, as it first moved its trunk over Kaunda’s ear, before moving it to the top of his head, and then to his face.

“It was actually my first time at the trust,” Kaunda said. “I knew I was going to see the elephants but didn’t know that they’d let me so close to them.” Credit: Alvin Kaunda via Storyful

Video transcript

- There we go.

ALVIN KAUNDA: It is said charity begins at home. And for these young orphaned elephants, this charitable foundation is what they call home. It is the place where they discover, and are taught life's lessons, experience love, and grapple with loss. And even for millions of other species, home hangs in the balance. Human actions are destroying habitats, decimating our entire ecosystem, and disrupting the cycle of life. And with the rise in drought cases, it is up to us to be guardians of our own natural world, save our wild species, and provide a home--

- There we go.

ALVIN KAUNDA: It is said charity begins at home. And for these young orphaned elephants, this charitable foundation is what they call home. It is the place where they discover, and are taught life's lessons, experience love, and grapple with loss. And even for millions of other species, home hangs in the balance. Human actions are destroying habitats, decimating our entire ecosystem, and disrupting the cycle of life. Under the rising drought cases, it is up to us to be guardians of our own natural world, save our wild species, and provide a home--