Playful elephant calf spotted chasing a starling to pass the time

Posted on 4 August 2021 By David Henning

Youngsters are playful in all intelligent species, and there’s something incredibly endearing about watching a baby ellie play.

This elephant calf was seen in Kruger National Park recently chasing a little starling. Young elephants are known to enjoy play, with adults often joining in on the fun.

Elephants use play as one of the many mechanisms for sustaining their social, protective and leadership roles within families. Elephants are also creative when it comes to playing, using sticks, stones and splashing in the water, and this case, a bird. It is always heartwarming to see the large ears flopping around.

Also watch: A young elephant cub splashing around in a watering hole:

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