Elephants may be wild animals, but even wild animals love to cuddle. That’s what one tourist learned when a baby elephant decided the two should become best friends.
In the wild, baby elephants often turn to their elders for help.They will bump into their mothers and hold onto them to help them feel safe.
So when a friendly man sat down on the ground to salute the baby, the baby elephant took the opportunity to give him as many hugs as she could.
She kissed him on the head and rolled onto his waiting lap.
But the friendly man couldn’t help but smile. “Oh, you really want to cuddle,” he said. The baby elephant couldn’t get enough of him. She played with his hat and bumped into him.
The man seemed more than happy to give the little one all the attention she could ask for. When the compassionate man spooned the baby elephant, the baby was completely at peace.
Many of the elephants at this sanctuary in Thailand were rescued from abusive situations and people who misused them. But it was clear from this display of affection that these elephants were in good hands.