At just a few days old, this baby elephant nearly drowned causing a deep-rooted fear of water. But he’s not alone in this. He has a carer who has been by his side during months of therapy to help rebuild his confidence.
And today, he faces his biggest challenge yet. The woman leads him to the water along with her dog to try and lure him in. But elephants are very smart and remember things clearly, so this would be a process.
They take it slowly, and before too long the calf is up to his belly in the water and splashing around! Being in there with the woman and her dog really helped his confidence, and it propelled him to overcome his fear. It’s a huge breakthrough and big milestone for the baby elephant. Love seeing this!