Baby elephant rolls around in Botswana waterhole

He’s roaring trunk! Baby elephant looks like he’s had too much to drink as he rolls around in Botswana waterhole

  • Photographer and guide Janet Kleyn, 53, captured the elephant’s fall
  • Footage shows the calf rolling around as it struggled to regain its composure 
  • The calf tried to roll up onto its feet but kept failing and ended up falling back 

This is the adorable moment a baby elephant struggles to regain its balance after falling while trying to use its trunk.  

Photographer and guide Janet Kleyn, 53, captured the elephant’s fall at the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana.

Footage shows the calf rolling around in the mud as it apparently found it difficult to regain its composure following a fall.

Ms Kleyn said: ‘The herd was at the waterhole and the baby was still too young to know how to use his trunk.’

The calf tried to roll up onto its feet but kept failing and ended up falling back almost in exacerbation in the hilarious clip. 

Photographer and guide Janet Kleyn, 53, captured the elephant’s (pictured) fall at the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana

Eventually, as the other elephants make to move away, the calf manages to clamber onto its feet.

Mashatu Game Reserve is inside the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe, and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. 

It’s website reads: ‘Photographic hides add an aspect to the adventure safari, which is unique and thrilling to professional photographers or lovers of wildlife. 

‘These added adventures are guaranteed to bring visitors into intimate contact with the remarkable wilderness found at Mashatu.’

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