Jumbo effort! Mother elephant gives her calf a helpful push as it struggles to climb the roadblock
- The images show elephants climbing over the barrier in the Gudalur district of Nilgiris, India
- Two of the elephants cross the barrier, but the youngest struggles
- The mother climbs over again so that she can hoist the youngest over the fence
Heartwarming images show a mother elephant helping her baby jump over a concrete barrier to join the rest of his family.
At the beginning of the clip, the mother elephant is crossed the road on July 1 and climbed over the barrier in the Gudalur district of Nilgiris in India.
A second elephant in the herd also crosses the barrier, but the youngest is struggling.
The mother elephant uses her trunk to lift the youngest of the herd over the barrier in the Gudalur district of Nilgiris in India on July 1
He raises his front paws, but can’t quite reach them and tries to find another way to reach his family.
He walks along the road past the barrier, but the mother elephant is not far away.
She jumps back to reach the young elephant. When she climbs back up, the younger elephant tries to climb over again.
The youngest elephant put his front legs on the barrier, but could not get over it
Two of the elephants crossed the barrier, but the youngest couldn’t get over it by itself
The mother puts her trunk on the back of the elephant to lift the little one over the fence.
According to reports, traffic was stopped to allow the person heard to travel safely by road.
A local resident said that people who saw the mother help the young elephant praised the care she showed to the baby.
The mother elephant climbed back over the barrier to help the youngest with his family
The little elephant put his front legs back on the barrier and the mother used her trunk to help him over the fence