Baby animals make us drool from the mouth and go weak in the knees. Fact.
Scientists think it has something to do with the fact that cuddly critters need someone to look after them, and our parental instincts are automatically kicked into high gear. Plus they look like stuffed toys.
But in the case of this adorable encounter, it was a grown-up woman who needed to be saved! A baby elephant was looking for a nose like his but… it wasn’t there.
Not that anyone really needs to be rescued from a cuddle puddle of baby elephants. Because that’s just heaven on earth, right?
Moments like this is what probably what Buddha was talking about when he kept mentioning “there is pleasure and there is bliss.”
What would you do if someone just walked onto your land, plopped their bum on the grass, and started making themselves at home – in YOUR home?
That’s exactly what this woman did at an unknown elephant reserve in India.
So of course all the inexperienced kiddos were going to wander over to the little picnic spot she made for herself, just so they could see what this soft, pink human was all about. She does look strange to the eyes of the elephants!
And what’s the best way to investigate something new and strange, that might bite, bark, or claw back at you?
You poke it with your your trunk and see if it makes a fun squeaky noise!
This lucky woman squealed with delight when one of the baby elephants walked over to her and insisted on exploring her face with his fuzzy, wet trunk. I know you want to experience this. I do too!
Baby elephants are one of the cutest animals on the planet. Another fact.
An elephant’s trunk is a fusion of their nose and upper lip, which is absolutely critical for their survival. It has more than 10,000 different muscles which give it lots of dexterity.
Elephants use their trunks for the exact same purpose that we use the internet. To gather information. Looks like this misguided little guy was just trying to “Google” the woman’s nose, and his search came up short. Try again!
They use it for hugging, caressing, and comforting one another in the herd. Their trunks play a huge role in their social interactions. They really are intelligent creatures!
And get this – baby elephants even suck on their trunks like it’s a binky!
The fact that this baby elephant is using his trunk to touch and feel the woman’s face isn’t unusual behavior at all. He was probably just trying sneak a sweet kiss from his new BFF!
Under normal circumstances, an elephant will use their trunk to find food and water, and they have an amazing sense of smell to help them accomplish this. Others may panic or freak out, but those who know will “embrace” the moment.
However, as is the case with the baby bumpkin, they also have an amazing sense of playfulness!
But, you can be the judge of just how playful this baby elephant is by watching the video below.
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