A video widely circulated on social media shows a herd of elephants accompanying a baby jumbo as they make their way down a road.
The viral video shows the calf making the best use of its tiny legs as it tries to keep up with the huge jumbos that accompany it.
The 38-second clip was shared on Twitter by IFS officer Susanta Nanda.
No body on earth can offer the adorable newborn baby better security than a herd of elephants. It’s Z+++.
Reportedly from Sathyamangalam Coimbatore road. pic.twitter.com/iLuhIsHNXp
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) June 22, 2022
“No body on earth can provide the adorable newborn baby with better security than a herd of elephants. It is Z+++. Allegedly from the Sathyamangalam Coimbatore road,” Mr Nanda wrote on Twitter.
Once the video was shared online, social media users couldn’t stop gushing over the calf. The clip has amassed more than 381,000 videos to date with nearly 1,500 retweets and 9,000 likes.
“So beautiful. Elephants have such a strong bond that every female elephant in the herd is a mother to all the calves. They are so very protective of their calves and this video says it all. God bless them,” wrote one Twitter user.
“This is a pure dose of positivity. That picture is so perfect. God bless them all,” wrote another.
Mr Nanda later shared another clip showing the elephants flocking to give the calf as much safety as possible as the herd made their way across the road.
Here is the 1st part of the clip shared by a colleague. Just watch how it started and how extra reinforcements come in after 0.12s to guide the kiddu. Fascinating. pic.twitter.com/VC0w3R48Et
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) June 23, 2022
“Here’s the first part of the clip shared by a colleague. Check out how it started and how extra reinforcements come in within 0.12s to accompany the kiddu. Fascinating,” he wrote.
“This is Scotland Yard, Mosaad, CIA, KGB, NIA together, dare anyone attempt to break in and will be crushed,” wrote one social media user.
Many commented that the video finely portrays the protective nature of elephants towards members of their herds.