Baby Elephant Practices Using Her Trunk

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We know you’ll just eat up this video of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant calf trying out her trunk.

The baby elephant was born at Tesso Nilo National Park in western Indonesia in August. Her 35-year-old mom is part of the World Wildlife Fund’s Flying Squad, which is made up of four elephants and eight handlers.

The squad works to reduce conflict between humans and elephants by driving wild elephants back into the park when they stray into the surrounding villages.

The WWF shared this adorable video of her last month.

“She's nearly 4 months old, growing fast and starting to imitate her mother's behavior,” the group said when it shared the video on YouTube. “Here it looks like she's getting to grips with using her trunk!”

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