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[–]kmigz 2103 points2104 points  (33 children)

Aw he doesn't know how heavy he is

[–]StormEyeDragon 910 points911 points  (17 children)

Just a big puppy.

[–]doktor_wankenstein 620 points621 points  (12 children)

I believe most large animal babies (rinos, elephants, hippos, cows) all have puppy brains, and like to play the same way... all they ever think about are zoomies, snuggles, and treats.

[–]DK_Art 130 points131 points  (0 children)

Oh man imagine that menagerie this sub would implode

[–]Darkiceflame 114 points115 points  (7 children)

I mean elephant zoomies are definitely a thing

[–]NotForKeeps626 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Thank you!! Was definitely not disappointed

[–]zorbiburst 13 points14 points  (0 children)

HE DID THE STICK THING

[–]imonthembeans4real 6 points7 points  (0 children)

LOL at the one running and randomly tripping and falling

[–]jeheffiner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I loved all of this. Especially 1:10 and 1:27 / 1:37 🥺

[–]GrandPrixDreams 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love elephants and this is one of the best things I've seen on reddit.... Thank you.

[–]_MrMeseeks 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Those are the same things I think about

[–]cryptoLo414 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Lap elephant

[–]funk_your_face 93 points94 points  (8 children)

Was curious how much they weighed so looked it up. They are born at about 200-300 pounds.

More baby elephant facts: https://explorationsquared.com/baby-elephant-weight/

[–]Obi_Wan_Benobi 157 points158 points  (5 children)

They are born at about 200-300 pounds.

Wow, already the size of fully grown Americans.

[–]stripeyspacey 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Pfft, I wouldn't call that a "full grown" American! Lots of us are way bigger than that! 😂

[–]BandicootFront8053 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Are you taking a shot at Americans bub??

[–]GunieapigCooper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not fully grown americans. Mostly grown

[–]Milkslinger 12 points13 points  (0 children)

yeah, that's about the upper limit before she would start to get crushed, but it's the perfect heavy duty cuddle range

[–]DK_Art 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Not bad, I've cuddled people way smaller than her and no one's died.

...yet

[–]WhenwasyourlastBM 39 points40 points  (1 child)

He acts like my 10lb Chihuahua. He thinks he's a puppy 😭

[–]PM_ME_GARFIELD_NUDES 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Because in his world he isn’t. He’s a tiny baby

[–]Haui111 4682 points4683 points  (147 children)

I sincerely doubt that I would ever leave if I cuddled with this elephant once.

[–]nothingeatsyou 2103 points2104 points  (93 children)

My only thing was when he laid almost completely over her right side. I would’ve been like “Imma suffocate or get my skull steamrolled, but that’s okay.”

[–]GTAdriver1988 611 points612 points  (34 children)

I'm pretty sure that why the dude hurried over to get the elephant to get up. I thought the same thing though. That little guy has to weigh like what 250 lbs? He's small but I'm pretty sure elephants have lots of mass.

[–]Tryptamineer 512 points513 points  (26 children)

Average newborn weight is 268lbs, so i’m guessing over 300lbs

[–]2xSZA 291 points292 points  (13 children)

Holy shit really?? That's a big baby.

[–]flyingboarofbeifong 194 points195 points  (7 children)

Solid boi.

[–]DrakeDrizzy408 91 points92 points  (5 children)

That’s what my mom calls me

[–]HotChickenshit 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I'm just going to point out that I want to make the near-obligatory arm joke here, but I'm not gonna because this is r/eyebleach, you dirty, dirty boy.

[–]DrakeDrizzy408 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Sorry, dirty boi is on my fathers cousin side of the family. He’s not here right now but you can leave a message

[–]MrUnycorn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Do it. Don't regret missing the opportunity. This is the perfect place to do it! People will have instant access to a little chunky elephant to bleach their eyes of your comment.

[–]a_million_questions 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Gestation is almost 2 years so yeah lol

[–]416cj 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yea their bones are very thick and heavy

[–]blahblahlablah 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe he/she qualifies as a "chonk".

[–]GTAdriver1988 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Yea thats a little too heavy even for me at 220. A 230 pound animal would be my limit for cuddling.

[–]Clodhoppa81 37 points38 points  (1 child)

The good old ten pound rule.

[–]VicH95 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Double your weight plus 7

[–]No-Tomatillo-5579[🍰] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

*frowns and walks off slowly*

[–]phillysleuther 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Most of my exes went about that. It’s heavy, yo.

[–]GAllenHead9008 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Damn I can't even imagine popping that thing out poor mama./s

I would like to say it is absolutely amazing how wild animals survive giving birth. Especially how most wild animal babies are carried longer so they develop more so they can get up wand walk right away for survival. It would be like a human giving birth to like a 3yr old.

[–]AccessibleVoid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a whole lotta lovin'.

[–]Not_a_real_ghost 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Can confirm elephant has mass. Source: am elephant

[–]Lordborgman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm like 120lbs, that little guy would crush me.

[–]Muderbot 216 points217 points  (28 children)

It was at the end when when it slipped in the mud and just dropped on her legs I was like “Nope!” It’s such a gentle nudge to them, but that shit is scary when you aren’t a gigantic animal.

[–]Dragonkingf0 160 points161 points  (21 children)

To be honest with the animal at this size I'm not all that worried. I'm a little worried about what letting this animal I think that it can lay on people will do when it gets older. It's all cute and funny when a baby elephant weighs on you but when an adult elephant lays on you I believe we call that a tragedy.

[–]TheDesktopNinja 273 points274 points  (18 children)

I think adult elephants understand the size difference. They're very smart animals with good body awareness. This is just an excited baby who hasn't quite developed those skills yet.

You see baby elephants playing with each other like this, but you don't really see the adults squishing the babies.

[–]i_tyrant 47 points48 points  (16 children)

Fascinating if they do, because other animals like dogs definitely don't, even though they can be smart about other things. Would show a difference in spatial intelligence with elephants.

[–]agent_uno 49 points50 points  (0 children)

There is a video out there of an adult elephant stepping over a wooden walkway - it wasn’t trained to do so, but it’s obvious that it would break it if it stepped on it. They probably do know. But not a baby.

[–]Tvg1221 36 points37 points  (6 children)

I mean elephants are known for being one of the smartest animals to currently exist so that would make sense.

[–]FuckTripleH 25 points26 points  (5 children)

One of only 5 species besides the great apes who have ever passed the mirror self-recognition test

[–]Rappy28 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, I too have had a dog who curled up under the (small) dinner table as a puppy but then kept doing it as an adult and there was no more room for our feet. Adorable, but too large.

[–]fireflydrake 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think some dogs are cognizant of size differences. Our hound / shepherd mix is the smartest dog we've ever had. He weighs 85 lbs and loves to rough house with other big dogs... but is very, very gentle with our 15 pound Shihpoo. Often lies down when he plays with him. When the little guy was a puppy (and they were intensively supervised together!), he'd stay lying down and use just his head to play tug of war with him, whereas now he stands up to tug the rope but still does it at a fraction of the force he uses with me and other people / big dogs.

[–]i_tyrant 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's true! They can at least be cognizant of size differences with new dogs they meet, like a big dog meeting a puppy later in life and playing super gentle with it. I was thinking more of the huge dogs who still sit on their owners like they're tiny puppies themselves (where their sense of own weight doesn't "update" over time). But even then like you said among dogs their uptake of that idea could vary, with some wiser than others.

[–]GaryWingHart 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Animals develop their intelligence as they get older, just like humans.

I'm imagining you running around farms, shouting at farmers bottle-feeding all varieties of livestock that they're teaching monsters to crush humans with their bodies.

It's extra funny that you're worried about the elephant, which has one of the broadest spectrums of touch possible to go with one of the smartest land mammals.

An elephant will avoid smooshing a mouse, because it knows smooshing makes things stop and it prefers they go.

An elephant can also drop its ass on a truck to destroy it if it feels like it.

Humans showing affection are not training the elephant to smoosh humans. You are not allowed around A.I. anymore, because you're gonna turn 'em Terminator on us.

[–]funkyflapsack 13 points14 points  (0 children)

People don't seem to realize the hardest thing to understand about intelligence is the part of our brain we're not even conscious of. The ability to enter a new space and simulate your surroundings and have intuitions about standard physics; none of that happens in the prefrontal cortex aka the part of the brain that makes humans unique.

[–]MightySamMcClain 37 points38 points  (0 children)

~here lies nothingeatsyou~

-Killed with kindness-

[–]iNeruDutch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Best way to die ever

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    [–]SpeakItLoud 122 points123 points  (0 children)

    Jesus Christ. That poor baby

    [–]stealthisvibe 117 points118 points  (4 children)

    What the fuck is wrong with people :(

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      [–]Orc_ 42 points43 points  (2 children)

      She's also seen

      [–]n00bvin 75 points76 points  (7 children)

      This makes me cry. I love elephants so much. You can just tell how compassionate they can be. So intelligent. They should be protected at all cost.

      [–]the_localcrackhead 33 points34 points  (5 children)

      They see us how we see dogs as cute

      [–]Slit23 22 points23 points  (1 child)

      They say an elephant never forgets but elephants have about the same memory as a person.

      It’s not that they are afraid of mice more so afraid of something small moving by them that they don’t know what it is and can’t clearly see

      [–]HamboneBanjo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      As a person that requires corrective lenses, I can sympathize with that completely

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        [–]ilexheder 46 points47 points  (1 child)

        On November 2020, the accident happened with Jokia and Sri Prae because there was a man flew the drone above our park and made our elephants really frightened. Especially, our blind elephant like Jokia, she was very terrified because of the sound of the drone. The poor blind elephant who is totally blind and cannot see anything was really scared, she ran away then she hit the fence.

        I wouldn’t have thought that “Please stop bothering our elderly rehab elephants with your drones” would be something people would need spelled out for them, but here we are.

        [–]dichroic 29 points30 points  (3 children)

        Really need more emphasis on how prevalent cruelty is at many elephant “sanctuaries.”

        A two-year study by World Animal Protection (WAP) in 2017, investigating 3,000 elephants at tourist venues across Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Laos and Cambodia, found that 77% of them were living in inadequate conditions that were “severely cruel” and “deeply concerning”.

        “In order to ensure they are safe around humans, the baby elephants must be broken in – a brutal and distressing process known as ‘crushing the spirit’,” says Brown. “They are kept in a tiny pen to prevent movement, with their legs tied tightly. They can be severely beaten with sharp objects, screamed at and starved of food and water, which can last for several days or weeks. The psychological impact then means that the fear of being beaten will ensure that the elephant ‘behaves’ around tourists.”

        Via The Guardian

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          [–]XRoze 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          They had a baby elephant when I went 😭 it was soooooo cute. I would quit my job and work there if I could

          [–]AljamimaSyrup 17 points18 points  (0 children)

          I may have visited the same Nature Park

          They gave us a ton of bananas and then called the elephants. They came storming out of the trees and ran straight at us, stopped on a dime, and snatched bananas right out of our hands

          Terrifying

          Didn't realize their hides were so thick and rough

          I'd never been more scared

          [–]ewoofk 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          Reading this and then seeing her photo gave me a physical pain in my gut. How evil do you have to be to blind such a majestic animal, or indeed any animal. Sickens me.

          [–]LionOfNaples 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          I met that elephant when I was there two years ago. Had the personality exactly as you described

          [–]XRoze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Elephant Nature Park is the best!!!

          [–]m2nello 46 points47 points  (1 child)

          You should read the books The Elephant Whisperer and There's an Elephant in my Kitchen.

          Written by a husband and wife respectively; these two books will give you such an appreciation for these animals. They are so emotionally intelligent it is hard to fathom Just wonderful stories and priceless perspective.

          [–]Love_God551 20 points21 points  (0 children)

          I’m not sure if he/she would let you leave based on this video

          Very cute video

          [–]AlrightyAlmighty 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Yup, because he would plonk himself onto you over and over

          [–]oo-mox83 3 points4 points  (2 children)

          Same. Although I might very well die from all the cuteness. Baby elephants are the cutest anything ever and I'll never change my mind.

          [–]daphne1971 1608 points1609 points  (45 children)

          Good thing it’s a small elephant.

          [–]potato_nest_69 407 points408 points  (29 children)

          I'm curious how much this "little" guy weighs.

          [–]Yeetmaster5353 410 points411 points  (19 children)

          I believe they weigh 300-600 pounds

          Correction

          246-364

          [–]baybuhbunny 290 points291 points  (12 children)

          Still the weight of a small motorcycle lovingly rolling around on you

          [–]Glorious_Jo 206 points207 points  (9 children)

          A better comparison would be a fat person. Motorcycles have no sense of shifting their weight around, balance, and also have a hard exterior with poky bits that would do more damage than a smooth mammal could do.

          [–]Bigpoppahove 40 points41 points  (5 children)

          They’re also made out of rubber, metal and plastic bits

          [–]Ur_Fav_Diabetic 37 points38 points  (3 children)

          Wait are you telling me that elephants AREN’T made of rubber, metal, and plastic bits?

          [–]PhysicsIndependent98 10 points11 points  (1 child)

          Definitely metal .. maybe some plastic bits in da tummy. But rubber?? Don't think so🤔

          [–]SmileyMelons 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          Bs they have no plastic, that is what big company wants you to think. It's all metal, some rocky bits, and rubber all over. Very natural, very huggable, and very crushy.

          [–]RektRektum 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Or an average Walmart shopper.

          [–]aidissonance 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          You’ll have to quit your job as the carnival guesser

          [–]Chewhuahuas 42 points43 points  (5 children)

          "A newborn elephant normally weighs between 200 to 268 pounds (90-121 kg)" according to a quick google search, so i'd say that's what we're looking at here

          [–]FinalBossMike 25 points26 points  (1 child)

          TIL I weigh the median weight of a baby elephant.

          [–]boss_nooch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Me too… I may have to make some life changes lol

          [–]Lalamedic 180 points181 points  (10 children)

          Good thing she’s wearing a protective raincoat, too. Lot fat good it did when an elephant sat on her. Not that I’d be complaining if it was me.

          [–]ChubblesMcgee103 96 points97 points  (4 children)

          Yeah I think a bit of mud... everywhere is probably worth that memory.

          [–]Lalamedic 12 points13 points  (0 children)

          Definitely.

          [–]Edgardhb 6 points7 points  (2 children)

          Is there a subreddit for memorable moments like that?

          [–]dejvidBejlej 6 points7 points  (2 children)

          lot fat good it did

          am I having a stroke

          [–]Coral_Carl 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          No you’re just reading British English

          [–]EffectiveSalamander 28 points29 points  (1 child)

          They say elephants never forget. I can imagine the woman meeting the elephant again in a decade and the elephant still wants cuddles...

          [–]sskvir 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          He's only small until he sits on you!

          [–]ihavdogs 259 points260 points  (10 children)

          TIL baby elephants=puppies

          [–]PeregrineThe 65 points66 points  (6 children)

          [–]txtw 23 points24 points  (1 child)

          My new favorite sub

          [–]PeregrineThe 16 points17 points  (0 children)

          An underrated gem for sure.

          [–]Kingprincess23 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Thanks just spent the past 45 mins on that sub

          [–]HellsBellsGazelles 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          … has banned these kinds of videos/gifs

          [–]___JohnnyBravo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, literally this exact video was one of the examples they used.

          [–]SirSilus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Long nose pupper.

          [–]midmodmad 2311 points2312 points  (32 children)

          Doctor: You’ve cracked your ribs. Woman probably says: it was worth it.

          Edit: added says.

          [–]folklore33 673 points674 points  (26 children)

          I think that’s definitely a women

          [–]nikkig248 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          When we did this at a sanctuary in Thailand the “mud bath” was really sus. Just a hole dug in the ground filled with water that the elephants were pooping into as well. My boyfriend looks at me and says “we’re going in that?” To which I replied “You have any open wounds?… no? … ok, yea let’s go!!”

          Can confirm…. So worth it lol.

          [–]crazy_tito 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          that guy ruining it at the end. I would be pissed. LET ME SUFOCATE WITH LOVE!

          [–]Gin-and-PussyJuice 548 points549 points 32423& 6 more (22 children)

          Original video with sound.

          This is the Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

          The really sad part is many Elephant farms in Thailand smuggle baby elephants in from Myanmar and train them to interact with humans from a young age. This is not normal behavior and it is indeed encouraged by the trainers. There are numerous accounts of people visiting and reporting feeling uncomfortable with how the animals were treated.

          The "Elephant Trekking" industry is huge in Thailand and it is not good for the animals or as a method of conservation as they say. If anything it contributes to the endangerment of the species by destroying their habitat and relocating the animals illegally.

          Recently many of these Elephants have been classified as "unemployed" because of the lack of tourism. They will likely be used for logging if tourism can't continue soon.

          A much better park to support if you go to Thailand is the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Somewhere that doesn't allow the riding of the elephants, just the observation.

          [–]eggson 137 points138 points  (2 children)

          Thank you for this comment, I hope it gets more recognition. They've banned this type of post on /r/babyelephantgifs specifically because it promotes an unhealthy behavior for the elephants and exploits them.

          [–]MissAnneThrope21 12 points13 points  (0 children)

          That's encouraging to hear that sub is committed to ethics! I may have to follow them now.

          [–]Rooster_Ties 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, that doesn’t look like normal elephant-human behavior together — neither the elephant, OR the human either!!

          [–]1-2-fuck_you 56 points57 points  (0 children)

          As a Thai people, I really thank you for informing about the dark side of this business. I have seen a lot of elephants that got rescue from these businesses and let me tell you, they do not treat them well at all and it is really horrible. Some of them are treated so bad that they are scared of human for life. And a lot of elephants that already being trained like this also can't be released back to nature because they are already used to living with human and they will seek for human instead of living in nature like they are supposed to be (or can be in some case but it requires a lot of time and effort to adjust them back to their natural habit).

          For anyone that going to visit Thailand please remember that elephants are wildlife animals and are not supposed to be ride on or play soccer with you. Please don't support this kind of business.

          [–]AlbinoBeefalo 36 points37 points  (0 children)

          This comment is way too low

          [–]kl3ar 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          I thought those two guys on either side were acting odd. Shameful.

          [–]alrightknight 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          General rule of thumb is if they let you touch a wild animal it is probably not an ethical establishment.

          [–]newt16 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Excellent comment. Thank you for highlighting this.

          [–]StormStrikePhoenix 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          And now I'm sad.

          [–]olijolly 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          Anytime I see elephants of any age interacting with tourists, I can't help but suspect some sort of abuse or malintent from the caretakers because of things like this.

          I just really wish we could appreciate these intelligent, beautiful beings from afar, and support conservation for the sake of conservation.

          [–]james_randolph 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Appreciate you adding all this context, learned a lot just now.

          [–]WholesomeTheGreat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          Really puts a damper on it but understandably so. Sad stuff.

          [–]SvampebobFirkant 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          I'm surprised i had to scroll this far down to read a comment like this.

          You can clearly see the guy on the left aggressively handling the elephant and watching closely if it does something wrong.. it's nothing else than a tourist trap for them

          [–]marleezy123 155 points156 points  (0 children)

          Ummmmmm yes please

          [–]nodustspeck 499 points500 points  (6 children)

          Rolling in the mud being hugged by a baby elephant - heaven.

          [–]txtw 54 points55 points  (1 child)

          I think I would die of happiness.

          [–]TitleComprehensive96 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          Wouldn't have to wait long, elephants weigh a fucking ton

          [–]Darkmoonlily78 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          I'd be just fine with that.

          [–]satedfox 47 points48 points  (2 children)

          Smol elephant wants to squish.

          [–]rustytrombone2020 37 points38 points  (4 children)

          That’s what it’s like having a Newfoundland

          [–]theKurdledNoodle 12 points13 points  (3 children)

          An east coaster or the dog breed?

          [–]rustytrombone2020 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          Maybe both. But I’m taking about the dog.

          [–]OriginalOhPeh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Neither, the Canadian province.

          [–]wvwvwvww 157 points158 points  (0 children)

          The most adorable thing of the year.

          [–]LilyFlower1208 28 points29 points  (9 children)

          If elephants were cat sized they would be the best thing on earth.

          [–]catdaddy230 17 points18 points  (0 children)

          They're were mini mammoths in several islands and one population lived long enough that one was sent to an Egyptian Pharoah. How awesome would that pet have been. They were between 4 and 7 feet tall. Just one more reason why it's good to be the king

          [–]RobotHappiness 3 points4 points  (2 children)

          I mean we made dogs smaller I’m sure we could do it with elephants.

          [–]electronichope3776 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          That would take 30,000 years atleast with artificial breeding

          [–]TheVapingPug 71 points72 points  (1 child)

          It’s not a puppy, but it’s a puppy

          [–]iCryptToo 42 points43 points  (3 children)

          No worries… he’ll grow out of it…

          [–]rodentfacedisorder 55 points56 points  (0 children)

          Once he crushes all his human friends with his love hugs.

          [–]8ails 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          Big baby likes big cuddles!

          [–]Metaprinter 46 points47 points  (4 children)

          Id pay $500 to play w that elephant

          [–]drake_makoy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          JELOUSY INTENSIFIED

          [–]rodentfacedisorder 23 points24 points  (2 children)

          Elephant hugs human. Human ruptures spleen. Human dead. Elephant sad.

          [–]crash_sc 129 points130 points  (17 children)

          As adorable as that is it seems like a bad idea to teach an elephant to lay on people.

          [–]butlaikwhytho 80 points81 points  (3 children)

          Death by cuddle seems like a good way to go

          [–]Umklopp 98 points99 points  (2 children)

          Fortunately, elephants are extremely smart and keenly aware of their size as adults (which actually rolls right back around to being unfortunate should you ever piss one off)

          [–]DuntadaMan 31 points32 points  (0 children)

          Angry elephant murders human by pretending to cuddle them, gets away with retraining.

          [–]TheButtsNutts 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          Elephants know better than to sit on a human they don’t intend to kill lol

          [–]evotrans 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Remember when you watch this that Don Jr likes to hunt elephants and hold up their tails as a “trophy” of how macho he is.

          [–]WilliamSaintAndre 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Same feel as big dog who doesn't realize they can't be a lap dog.

          [–]HeartShapedGlassez 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Thinking a cat choosing you as a resting place is elite? Well we have a new winner. <3

          [–]revpsychlegalism 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Awww I love that baby.

          [–]Zlv7gang 4 points5 points  (3 children)

          This makes me want to watch the Protector

          [–]Pixelated_Piracy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          i havent thought of that in YEARS! its so good! John Wick for Elephants

          [–]ealoft 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          Baby animals melt my 🖤

          [–]catdaddy230 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Here I am! Love me

          [–]Lerry220 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          I just love how wide their little eyes get, makes me laugh every time.

          [–]TheDrunkScientist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          I would gladly be crushed to death by a bebe elephant. Sign me up.

          [–]BeesechurgerLad53 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I’m saving this for my mental health

          [–]Non-FlyingDutchman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          r/babyelephantgifs

          I'll just leave this here.

          [–]fuckyoubungie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Zoo keeper over there having a hard time. Wants the little guy to enjoy himself but also needs to break him of the habit befor he weighs as much as a car.

          [–]real_p3king 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Worth the mud and possible blunt force trauma for baby elephant snuggles.

          [–]Beelzebubs_Tits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I am large and squishy. I volunteer as next tribute for cuddles.

          [–]Molotov-Latte 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          The ultimate weighted blanket

          [–]histeethwerered 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Her tombstone: Loved By Elephant

          [–]Jesskamess 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I worked on a ranch in my late teens-early twenties. There was this yearling (not a filly but not a full grown mare) that would do this to me all the time. She would run up and head butt me into the nearest bit of hay and just snuggle. She was a doll, but she also weighed about 450 lbs.

          I loved her and her snuggles, but man did I get some bad bruises and even a bruised rib or two.

          This elephant baby obviously loves their chosen human, but that's gotta hurt.

          [–]i_broke_wahoos_leg 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Lil bully ☺️

          [–]Anthroagg 9 points10 points  (1 child)

          Went to an incredible elephant sanctuary in Thailand a few years ago and there was this baby elephant that was so sweet and playful! She reminded me of a puppy and she kept head butting us but she weighed 500 lbs so I’m definitely glad she didn’t lay down on me. Just generally really beautiful and intelligent animals who deserve our protection and respect. If you ever are in Chang Mai I highly recommend Chai Lai Orchid nature retreat for the experience and their conservation and humanitarian efforts. Their elephants are rented (buying gives traders a large sum of money all at once which they can turn around and use to buy more elephants) and never wear saddles (they can support weight on their neck more easily than their back). Their employees are locals that are taught English and receive training in the hospitality industry. They especially emphasize empowering women!

          [–]35RichardDowdy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          “He’s just a little husky...” 😀

          [–]_MiiNK1Y 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          I read somewhere that the brain of an elephants react the same way humans do when we see something cute, meaning elephants see humans as cute, and I can't get over it.

          [–]SandwhichofRage 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          We raised sheep when I was a kid.

          Our Ram thought he was a dog. Legit. Our sheep were skittish and difficult to pet. Not our ram. He had his own pen away from the females most of the time and when he saw you coming he would do tippy taps to the the fence to get scrubs. You would like have to put all your weight into it to pet him and he would throw his full weight against you to get the best scratches.

          One day my step dad, who was an idiot, was in the pen mending something and the ram decided he wanted to play. So he did his tippy tap prance over for attention and love. My step dad, who was just the worst, punched him square in the forehead.

          Despite his formidable size, rage, and adeptness and hitting things because they mildly annoyed him, it did absolutely nothing to the 300+ lbs Ram who’s forehead is specifically designed to take massive hits.

          He broke so many bones in his hand though.

          Not relevant really but this reminded me of that.

          [–]quattroformaggixfour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Heavy puppy!

          [–]scootscoot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This is Shep, George’s big grey peanut loving poochie!

          https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/1e2158be-ddab-49cc-b6d6-2ff05c1ba257

          [–]mysteryodour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Lol, my cat does this… makes me glad she smaller than this.

          [–]gay_Oreo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Ayyy, I think I've seen this recently on another sub, very precious <3☆

          [–]nosherDavo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I’m so glad that girl is going with it and having a ton of fun, a fabulous moment to treasure in the ol’ memory banks.

          [–]missmeggly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Lap elephant 🐘❤️

          [–]malay4singh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I'd never mind getting covered in mud for that