The adorable baby elephant struggles to escape from a mud bath in South Africa

The baby elephant follows one of his biggest friends to the edge of South Africa's mud bath

Adorable elephant baby struggles to escape a mud bath while falling into the water before his friends help him out with his trunks

  • Cute pictures show the animal climbing on its hind legs while trying to climb
  • After sliding and sliding while trying to reach the mainland, he crashed into the mud
  • His friends rescued images captured in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Tim Stickings for Mailonline

This is the lovely moment when an elephant baby slips and slides while trying to get out of a mud bath before ending up falling again.

Cute pictures show the animal rising on its hind legs while trying to follow larger elephants uphill.

But after trying to lift his right foot to the edge of the puddle of water, he loses his balance and splashes back into the mud.

The young elephants' lovely efforts to follow the herd were captured in the Kruger National Park in South Africa last Sunday.

The baby elephant follows one of his biggest friends to the edge of South Africa's mud bath

The baby elephant follows one of his biggest friends to the edge of South Africa's mud bath

At the beginning of the clip, you can see the elephant following a much larger member of the pack in the South African mud bath.

Splashing his feet in the water, he heads towards the slippery shore while the larger animal easily climbs to dry land.

It stands on its hind legs and raises its front legs to grab the top of the shore while preparing to climb.

But when he pulls his left hind leg up, the elephant can not reach high enough and, after stirring for a second, falls sideways back into the water.

You can see two of the older elephants turning around to help their little brother after he ended up in the pool.

Making a second attempt, the young man has two of his brothers who support him in his swimsuit as he slides down the bank.

Finally, leaning on the trunks of the elephants, he crawls to the shore and runs away towards the nearby dry grass.

The animal tries to rise to the mainland but can not rise completely

The animal tries to rise to the mainland but can not rise completely

The animal tries to rise to the mainland but can not rise completely

After sliding and sliding on the shore, the elephant again hits the muddy water

After sliding and sliding on the shore, the elephant again hits the muddy water

After sliding and sliding on the shore, the elephant again hits the muddy water

The baby elephant finally reaches the top with the help of two friends and their trunks

The baby elephant finally reaches the top with the help of two friends and their trunks

The baby elephant finally reaches the top with the help of two friends and their trunks

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