Rare scene as wild elephant escorts newborn baby home before it can even walk

A rare sight was captured on camera recently in eastern India: a mother elephant escorting her newborn baby before it could even walk. Footage captured on September 19 in the Jhargram district of West Bengal shows the mother nudging her baby along a river just moments after giving birth. A little while later, the young elephant seems to have found her legs and totters along unsteadily next to mum.

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