Rare Footage Of The Birth Of An Elephant

Rare footage of a baby elephant birth was taken at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Chobi National Park, Botswana, a nonprofit based in Kenya. The photographers are Christian and Ginette Leroy.

Immediately after the momma elephant gives birth, she and her newborn are surrounded by the other members of the herd. They are protecting the new baby by gently using their tusks to sweep dust over his body and lift him. The dust helps protect his skin from the sun.

Watch this amazing video!

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