A friend in need.....

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  1. observe

    observe CONTRIBUTOR AH Fanatic

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    a while ago when on a trip in the kruger nasional park,we came upon this young bull elephant with his left rear leg stuck in the mud.

    a lot of noise and tugging took place, to no avail.....

    then another young elephant came and helped the stricken elephant
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    it even looked as if it is wispering encouragement into its ear...
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    it then took the troubled leg with its trunk and together they managed to free it from the mud..
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    at last free and away from the dangerous mud, they can be seen 'thanking' and and confirming their friendship before walking off together into the bush..
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    almost human like behaviour from wild animals...
    it brought a tear in my wife's eyes
    [because, as you all know, men dont cry in public...!]
     
  2. Baobab

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    Thanks for your story. I wish there was more done in the Etosha Pans for the animals caught in the fire!
     
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    I think we humans should be able to learn from this. I think sometimes the four legged creatures are smarter then us two legged ones.
     

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