We don’t have to speak the same language or be of the same species to recognize when someone is there to help.
That was recently seen in Mudumalai National Park in the Nilgiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu in southern India.
When a baby elephant became separated from her herd and needed help, Tamil Nadu Foresters stepped up to save the day. Animals can sometimes be unsure about human intentions, but after the foresters helped her, the elephant quickly realized there were “good” and only there to help.
A video captured the moments following the rescue, and you can see the sweet little elephant walking behind the foresters who rescued her! It’s too cute.
You can tell that the elephant is thankful for being rescued and trusts the humans who rescued her.
In the end, they were able to lead the baby elephant back to her herd, and that’s a beautiful thing.
Reddit user u/tatv_047 uploaded the video to the subreddit r/interestingasf*ck with the caption, “Tamil Nadu(India) Foresters rescued & united a baby elephant with the herd in Mudumalai. The baby elephant faithfully walks behind the foresters..”
Check out the video below:
According to Condé Nast Traveller, elephants are the dominant mammals at Mudumalai National Park, and visitors can spot herds along the National Highway that cuts through the park. Of course, you can also spot other wildlife if you’re lucky, including tigers, leopards and giant squirrels.
The park boasts an altitudinal variation of 3,000ft to 6,500ft, so it has a diverse habitat for both animals and plants. Despite all that it has to offer, elephants remain one of its main attractions.