Have you seen videos of baby elephants playing. In that case, we have a treat for you. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust shared a short clip of an elephant calf Lapa, who was busy playing around in the shelter, and social media users cannot stop watching the clip.
In the 31-second-long video posted on Twitter, little Lapa is seen playing in the shelter in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park while other elephants watched over him. The baby elephant ran down the shelter playing in the mud and made tiny trumpets.
“Little Lapa is in a playful mood – sound on to hear his tiny trumpets! He is one of 38 calves born to orphans we have successfully rescued, reintegrated and returned to the wild,” Sheldrick Wildlife Trust said in the caption of their post.
Little Lapa is in a playful mood – sound on to hear his tiny trumpets! He is one of 38 calves born to orphans we have successfully rescued, reintegrated and returned to the wild. Meet our family of grand-calves at: https://t.co/AwYU3jr3XS pic.twitter.com/aUOCrstSJR
— Sheldrick Wildlife (@SheldrickTrust) April 17, 2021
The video received thousands of likes and retweets since it was shared on social media on Sunday. People were amused to see Lapa’s playfulness and described him as ‘precious’.
“Yes, one is mum I think, and the others are indeed nannies, – I think they are all ex-orphans too, all finally leading an individual wildlife as a herd,” a user commented on the post.
“Lapa is exactly the kind of little one I loved to babysit for when I was a sitter. So full of sass and beans! #Protectwhatyoulove #bekindtoelephants,” a second user wrote.
So funny and adorable ! These eles round him are nannies ???
— CosmoKronos (@Coconoiren) April 17, 2021
Hahahaa!!😂😂😂 Bless it…..he is precious!!!!!!💜🐘😍
— Kristi Looney (@KristiLooney13) April 18, 2021
— SandyJK (@sandyjk) April 18, 2021
Adorable little squeaks 😍
— Alice Hall Bugni (@uberCuriosities) April 18, 2021