Sleeping elephant family

The video below was originally shared on Twitter by Praveen Kaswan (Indian Forest Service officer), and credited to China Central Television (CCTV). It shows an elephant family sleeping during their 500km trek across China. Read more here

See video here (click to view)

It’s pretty unusual to see adult elephants lying down. Their sheer size puts a large strain on the parts of the body against the ground (often seen in poached rhino), so this family must have been exhausted.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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