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Adorable Baby Elephant Operates Hand Pump Using Trunk To Quench His Thirst

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It seems elephants have a special place in the hearts of those on the internet. And if it’s a baby elephant, then it is even more special. Another video has recently gone viral featuring an adorable child of the magnificent animal. The video, similar to others, is very short but straight to the point. It does a very good job of showing just how intelligent these creatures are, especially in the way they interact with humans and the mechanisms created by humans.

The Baby Elephant Couples Cuteness With Intelligence

The video, that users are sharing and spreading like wildfire, is only half a minute in length. In the video, a baby elephant is seen working a hand pump for drinking water. He uses his trunk to work the pump to get the water flowing. As soon as the water starts flowing, he drinks it from the nozzle. Every single movement just like what humans do to operate the machinery. The age of the baby elephant is merely 9 months. He was given birth in the Central Pillkhana in Jaldapara. Jaldapara is situated in West Bengal, a state in India.

Needless to say, elephant videos are often popular and easily go viral across social media platforms. Netizens cannot help but admire how these giant animals can be so thoughtful and cute, especially if it’s a baby elephant. So, if you are one of those who loves baby elephant videos, then this recent video will definitely make your day. We breathed a sigh of relief as the baby elephant tried to operate the hand pump. But our worries were not needed at all, it seemed.

The stunning moment capturing the baby elephant was immortalized and shared on the internet by those who reside in the Jaldapara forest. This forest is in the West Bengal district of Jaldapara.

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The locals gave a further story to the antic of the baby tusker. They report that the baby elephant had seen some of the locals drinking water from the hand pump. This probably inspired the curious baby elephant to try the mechanism for himself. Then those who saw the baby elephant approaching, showed that he managed to do it flawlessly. The trunk of the baby elephant is just as versatile as our hands with opposable thumbs – hence proved once again!

Elephants Are Among The Most Intelligent For A Reason!

The baby elephant’s mother was rescued and brought to the Central Pillkhana in Jaldapara. The National Park in Jaldapara is located in the foothill region of the eastern part of the Himalayan range. The area is also the home of the biggest population of one-horned Indian rhinoceros in the entire West Bengal. The Rhinos, however, are currently critically endangered. The rhinos are not the only inhabitants of this national park. There are gaurs, wild boars, hog deer, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, elephants, and leopards as well.

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Of course, this was not the only recent video featuring a baby elephant. A different viral video has shown a child tusker chasing a flock of birds, playing with them. A true embodiment of cuteness.

The hand pump operation was not an isolated incident either! An adult elephant named Rupa was caught on camera doing a similar thing in the state of Maharashtra. This took place in the Elephant Camp in Kamalapur in the Gadchiroli district of the state. Here’s the video.

Here, there is a separate pool where elephants can drink from. But Rupa, astonishingly, prefers to drink from the hand pump. Officials claim that Rupa had once even drunk water from a pipe.




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