Our Favorite Elephant Videos of All Time

It’s World Elephant Day, and what better way to celebrate than by looking back at some of the cutest and most heartwarming elephant videos to ever hit the Internet? The list below reminds us of how amazing these creatures are — and how insanely adorable they are when they’re little.

Baby Elephant Plays With Birds

We’re kicking things off with a new viral video starring a charming elephant calf trying to chase away low-flying swallows in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. You’ve got this, girl!

Mom Rescues Baby Elephant

Baby elephant antics may make you smile — but it’s their sweet bonds with their families that melt your heart. In this video from 2013, a herd at Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa comes rushing to help when a calf tumbles into a mud pit. Everyone lends a trunk, but Mom is the one to pull her babe to safety.

Elephant Herd’s Sweet Moment Captured

Another gem from Addo Elephant National Park in 2013 captured a tender moment involving a happy pachyderm group. In the video, a calf takes off running toward one adult, and then two adults share their own affectionate greeting. Before it’s over, another youngster trots over to get in on the act, too.


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