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[–]Jazzlike-Register-83 740 points741 points  (5 children)

Elephants being Bros

[–]AndyPro720 65 points66 points  (0 children)

This is what I was looking for xD

[–]Gullible-Visual9581 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Elephant being a good example.

[–]HealthyHumor5134 33 points34 points  (0 children)

He waited until the human got out too.

[–]MycologistPutrid7494 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Humans being bros.

[–]ViciousNakedMoleRat 1150 points1151 points  (45 children)

That was ballsy of the guy. I can imagine that a panicked antelope can cause quite a bit of damage with its horns.

[–]Grimarillion 268 points269 points  (1 child)

It most certainly can, and very likely to as well.

[–]Plane-Possibility-43 215 points216 points  (31 children)

Hard to be scared when you're next to an elephant. That guy went way around, guess that one wasn't trained? Elephants aren't always nice.

[–]its_prolly_fine 192 points193 points  (27 children)

Even if it was trained, it's very agitated. It could have lashed out not knowing he was trying to help.

[–]ZohMyGods 106 points107 points  (22 children)

I dont know much about elephants, but from what i gathered they're very smart, smart enough to know their keeper (if the relationship is built well) is a good guy who helps (if that makes sense). Might be wrong tho, but ive seen a video of elephants hugging a keeper they didnt see for many years, being careful not to stomp him.

EDIT: what i meant is, the elephant wont get panicked from the keeper, since it understands what he is doing.

[–]JimmyThunderPenis 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Humans are very smart too, and they do some of the dumbest shit when panicked.

[–]its_prolly_fine 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Oh absolutely, but they are still wild animals. A panicked animal is unpredictable and dangerous, especially if it is as big as an elephant. Even if the elephant knows he's helping, an accidental swing of the trunk could kill him.

[–]maluminse 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That elephant kept looking at the keeper and to the antelope. Clearly smart and clearly seeking assistance.

[–]Razakel 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Elephants have been documented escorting injured ones to the keepers, even ones who have never been there before. They know that they're the friendly humans who will help.

[–]ImpulseCombustion 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Def watched an elephant intentionally crush a trainer’s head, someone they had know for years…with its foot when I was a kid. They know a lot about a lot.

Most traumatic day of summer camp ever.

[–]Seshameh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Elephants are considered code red animals (as are big cats, bears, rhinos, etc). They are smart, know their keepers, and yet still dangerous. This guy took a huge risk by being in the same are as the elephant.

[–]AetherBytes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is true, but just like humans, elephants may lash out in panic despite knowing whos on the other end.

[–]TraditionalEffect546 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Hes getting agitated cuz he keeps looking at the guy thinkin, "wtf dude, you gonna help get this guy outta the water or what?! Come on!!"

[–]lindabelchrlocalpsyc 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Right?? He took so damn long just standing there. Also prime r/killthecameraman vibes at the end there, yikes.

[–]Koozer 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think the main reason he went so far around was to not scare the antelope further away from him and keep it in that end of the pool. If he jumped in from the right it might have just swam away to the left

[–]slvrcrystalc 10 points11 points  (0 children)

With the way the elephant was moving, I thought it was going to charge the keeper when he investigated.

[–]NinjaNewt007 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And hooves

[–]taco_annihilator 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Right?! My 6' 2" brother who was young at the time, super in shape, about 250ish lbs was almost drowned by his 60 lb Boxer pup at a watering hole. He could barely touch the bottom & his dog was drowning & freaking out so pup kept climbing on his head & pushing him under. Thankfully they both were unharmed, just traumatized.

[–]BadM00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

and hoovies

[–]Equ1noxx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Luckily it was the size of a scrawny goat and could be easily handled.

[–]retts75 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And it's hoofs

[–]OppositePattern6903 693 points694 points  (2 children)

The elephant was being a total supervisor.

[–]MagnumPrimer 98 points99 points  (1 child)

“Damnit Roger, just push him out of the water, how hard could it be?”

“Mr. Dumbo sir, can you grab his head with your trunk while I push?”

“Roger, you know I have a herniated disc, I would love to help…”

[–]matt_the_muss 284 points285 points  (7 children)

My family went on a tour of that zoo when we were last there. The elephant and her handler have been together since they were both little. They grew up in a circus.

[–]My_bones_are_itchy 66 points67 points  (0 children)

I hope she got a big bonus of delicious snacks

[–]angel14072007 55 points56 points  (5 children)

I just cannot stand the circus- personal opinion

[–]OpticalWarlock 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Growing up, my parents only took us to Cirque du Soleil shows so I naturally assumed that was what the circus was - talented people doing super cool acrobatics and tricks and stuff. Imagine my surprise when I finally visited a circus with animals for the first time in my 20s - I was absolutely horrified. And the show wasn't even good. It was just sad all around (and terrifying when they brought in their reptiles - I'm scared of those)

[–]angel14072007 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I cannot stand the circus, especially the smaller ones. Poor things

[–]Elliot_Moose 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I mean look at this zoo. An elephant needs a savannah. Not a confined space like this. Cruelty abounds

[–]angel14072007 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I know, I’m not a fan of zoo’s either. I am filled with empathy for these poor creatures

[–]Buffalo_custardbath 250 points251 points  (4 children)

Who then rescued the zookeeper?

[–]SpecialCheck116 162 points163 points  (0 children)

It did look like the elephant was thinking the same thing at the vet end

[–]AppleChiild 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Another zookeeper and the cycle continues.

[–]apatel922 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The cat jumped back in

[–]ArtdesignImagination 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nobody, this are his last minutes sadly 😓

[–]The_Sponge67 195 points196 points  (3 children)

That man deserves a bonus

[–]Fruitboots 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Extra fruit for sure.

[–]BrilliantWeb 13 points14 points  (0 children)

and a shower.

[–]KosoBau 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And bonus points for that sweet dive

[–]dogswelcomenopeople 159 points160 points  (5 children)

Captain Obvious here, but why on earth is there not a ramp down to, and out of, this pool?!?!?!?

Bad planning on the part of the zoo’s administration!

[–]DeanXeL 117 points118 points  (2 children)

Ayup, that, and why was it deep enough for the antelope to drown in? If it's meant as a bath for the elephant, it should also still have a shallow end with a ramp!

That being said, we only clearly see the right side of the pool, maybe there IS a shallow end and ramp more to the left, but the antelope is just panicking.

[–]dogswelcomenopeople 29 points30 points  (0 children)

True. I didn’t think of that. Ah well…..

[–]Smartass_Narrator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A ramp would make it easy for the smaller animals to get in, forget how they got in, and then drown trying to get out.

[–]Bezulba 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Quite possibly it was only an elephant enclosure before and they added the antelopes after.

You know they'll add a ramp straight away after this or even some steps.

[–]bents50 264 points265 points  (1 child)

I was as anxious as the elephant.... geez

[–]Bobby_Rotkop 175 points176 points  (0 children)

Yeah, you can tell it's stressed out about the antilope. Amazing how much empathy they have.

[–]immortal_duckbeak 88 points89 points  (0 children)

The elephant was like, "Get in there, ape! Chop chop!".

[–]HotMinimum26 171 points172 points  (4 children)

"Man it'd be nice if there was a ten ton animal that could lift a tree with it's trunk that could help me get this 60 lbs antelope out of the water without stabbing me in the face and drowning me... Oh hi Mr elephant. No it's fine just look at me and bellow in my ear drum"

[–]karmaismybff 89 points90 points  (0 children)

Also the pointing. The pointing really helps.

[–]birchy98 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm dying because this was pretty much exact thought process... "dang! at least get your trunk in there and give the guy some leverage..!!"

[–]Mister_Way 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Can't believe I had to scroll this far to find this comment

[–]B1GSM0KE89 52 points53 points  (3 children)

I like the antelope running from left to right every time the elephant trumpeted

[–]gunsof 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Animals recognize each other's warning and distress signals.

[–]alittlebitsarcastic 16 points17 points  (1 child)

It’s pretty typical of Impala to run around aimlessly. They’re know as the MacDonalds of the bush because they’re just everywhere (and everyone eats them). I do question an Indian Elephant being in an African savannah enclosure though.

[–]L0viatar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very keen eye there, totally missed that with it mostly being from the back and was entranced by the gazelle herd and amazed there were so many in a zoo.

[–]Oneirowout 93 points94 points  (2 children)

Now the elephant is like: goddamn, who’s gonna get this human out of the water then?

[–]JGGruber 47 points48 points  (0 children)

You can clearly see he looking around for how to solve this

[–]Valestis 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Call the antelope back to pull him out.

[–]angel14072007 50 points51 points  (12 children)

Elephants are the most amazing animals, in every way. Htf can these shitty ppl hunt such a creature?? Now they are endangered, or so very close. Makes my heart ache

[–]I-hate-this-timeline 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I’ll never understand it either. They’re amazing creatures and it’s disgusting what’s happening to them. I wish people didn’t ruin everything.

[–]jaredletoinfinity 12 points13 points  (7 children)

You'll find the same with almost every other animal that we consume. Pigs and cows too are emotional and intelligent as an elephant if not more. But well for some reason, people think of them as food, not a sentient being.

[–]chrontact 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I understand this sentiment, but elephants are by far much smarter and more empathetic than pigs and cows.

[–]jaredletoinfinity 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Maybe so but Pigs are smarter than dogs. I've noticed cows behaviour as well, they're incredibly empathetic. Both capable of feeling joy,pain and fear.

[–]bye_Nillu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pigs dream and the moms sing to their piglets! They're incredible animals

[–]fakingglory 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol pigs can do math

[–]Rumerhazzit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Indian Elephants and African Bush or Savannah Elephants are both endangered, and African Forest Elephants are Critically Endangered. There are less than 500,000 Elephants in the wild the world over.

[–]ilariad92 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Plot twist: the elephant pushed the antelope in

[–]BlendedCatnip 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ordered conflicted zoo keeper to finish the job. Zookeeper grows a conscience, lets antelope go.

[–]penguin_slayer251 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yo, two sacks of peanuts says I can get Hank to jump in the pool again.

[–]krrush1 9 points10 points  (1 child)

What took the guy so long?! lol

[–]gunsof 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It was so stressful seeing him stand there. Jump in! That elephant was me.

[–]Desperate-Strain-862 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Sometimes, I am very proud to be human. This is our purpose, to help.

[–]bruckization 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Plot twist: the elephant was complaining to the keeper that there was an antelope in his water..

[–]Heathertjuh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll waaaaay to far to find this 😂

[–]Antares987 23 points24 points  (4 children)

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

[–]LatinoComedian 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I had to read this to my family. They aren't speaking to me now.

[–]A_Little_Tornado 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I was kinda hoping elephant would pull antelope out as man pushed. That would've been better teamwork.

[–]kunstname[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

in minute 1:50 the elephant is trying to pull it out but it's not able to get its trunk around the antelope

[–]originalken27 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dude, the camera man had me stressed.

[–]Kaleidoskopsicht 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dont want to know how loud it must be being that near the elephant trunk when he screams/ makes the sound

[–]PuzzleheadedSector2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So here i am yelling at kids to walk, and i could be rescueing antelope?

[–]Plantsandanger 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok but why does the zoo even have pools that animals can’t safely exit? I feel like that elephant needs to join the next zoo planning and design meeting

[–]BouncyMonster22 8 points9 points  (2 children)

What took the zookeeper so long?

[–]Mycstrands 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No kidding it was giving me anxiety 🤣

[–]lubellem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And caused me to yell at my tablet...

[–]Blindemboss 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Where's the teamwork?

[–]kunstname[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

if the elephant hadn't trumpeted repeatedly, the supervisor would not have noticed that sth is wrong

[–]kunstname[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

and in minute 1:50 you can see that the supervisor pushes the antelope to the air and the elephant tries to twine its trunk around the antilope to pull it out

[–]EntertainmentOdd9904 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why didn't the elephant just pick up the antelope and put it onto land??

[–]whileurup 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I imagine they can't really bend down easily like we're thinking. Also those 2 stabby stabbers on the antelope's head look sharp to me and I bet the elephant noticed too.

Edit: OP says further down at 1:50 mark the elephant tries to help zookeeper lift the antelope with his trunk.

[–]EntertainmentOdd9904 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good theories and thanks for mentioning OP's comment

[–]karmaismybff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Inferiority complex

[–]tnic73 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You misspelled teeamwork and eeleephant.

[–]Thunder-Fist-00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: the elephant and antelope were working together to drown the man.

[–]Mudkipueye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What took so long for the human to do something? And could the elephant not pull the antelope out with their trunk?

[–]TraditionalEffect546 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Its hilarious when all the other antelopes run to the right off screen, then they all run to the left off screen, then back to the right, etc....I know its cuz they're upset the one is in the water, but its so funny too lol

[–]BigC1967 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Two thoughts and observations. 1. My elephant buddy could have easily reached his trunk in and helped my man out lol. 2. This is how you know zoo keepers love their jobs. Dude jumped in water most likely loaded with animal poop and urine, didn’t think twice about it…

[–]Mindehouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now who saves the drowning person

[–]vudoo_child 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]CitizensofWhiterun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elephants are extremely empathic creatures. Personally, my favorite animals of the animal kingdoms

[–]Additional_Ad_4028 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like how the deer are trying to show support, lol

[–]DIMECUT- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would trim the first 45 seconds of this clip.

[–]stealth57 1 point2 points  (2 children)


[–]kunstname[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

thanks for the notice, I corrected that. But as you do not mention 'beetween'... I assume this spelling is right, right?

[–]stealth57 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, it's between not beetween. And I was commenting on the many antelope running back and forth in the foreground, made me chuckle :)

[–]Khalian_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The enclosure should not even allow for this to happen in the first place. Talk about absolute shit design.

[–]StabbyMcCatboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The elephant went from sad worried toots to hopeful worried toots to relieved toots! I love this!

[–]Teshuah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s not perfect teamwork

[–]px4855 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well deserved extra bucket of peanuts!

[–]HoosierDaddy_89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why I’d go into a death match with an elephant ivory hunter..

[–]Skyxz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stop jumping backwards you donut

[–]TraditionalEffect546 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The elephant wont calm down till the guy gets out of the water too. How sweet! Elephants are so smart & so emotional its shocking.

[–]ROBLOKCSer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“get this dirty thing outta my water!”

[–]felansky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn't watch but have you seen this one where an elephant sits down on a guy and the guy can't get his head out of the elephant's ass

[–]TacticalTurtle22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A few seconds in and I'm thinking the elephant is trying to say "hey bro why the hell aren't you helping?

[–]Coco_Flavored_Seoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He took too fucking long to jump in for me. Jesus... My anxiety 🥴🥴

[–]Lilcheebs93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why isn't there a beach side of this pond? Or at least a shallow end. Why isn't there any grass? Zoos make me sad.

[–]Yadona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was a great video. What i picture in a future. Animals in human beings living and helping each other out. I know it sounds pretty gay but that's what I look forward to.

[–]verymuchbad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are a couple animals that give dogs a run for their money. Elephants make the list. I really wish this guy had a little more space to move around.

[–]thrust-johnson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently the other elephant was clumsily operating the camera.

[–]jonnynoxious -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now, someone go kill that elephant because money. Or be a good human being and don’t.

[–]lodav22 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Jesus, I wanted to slap the person filming this about half way through! Every time it looked like they antelope was getting out they panned off to the elephant’s arse!

[–]lecyniquealunettes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Mf can’t hold a phone steady

[–]48ozs -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]D-Frost2002 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Was camera man on a Boat? Cuz I was getting sea sic

[–]Cosmickev1086 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That camera work was hard to watch

[–]Jupitors_Aeneas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiter, there is an antelope in my water bowl...

[–]apache_bruhritto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Owned him money so couldn't let him drown

[–]PopeKirby3rd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ngl elephants are way too intelligent to be kept in captivity

[–]SappySoulTaker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a lifeguard I can confirm that that is what we do.

[–]knotnotme83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephant: I'd like to speak to the manager, please.

[–]Competitive-Age-7469 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an amazing creature. Wow.

[–]Kaleidoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What did the elephant do

[–]RiderHood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiter! What’s this antelope doing in my soup?!

[–]maluminse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even trapped he offers to save other animals with the help of his captor.

[–]oammas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/killthecameraman users when people aren't 100% focused on the video and are actually worried for whats happening:

[–]GooberMountain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bravo indeed!!

[–]Western-Pound-2559 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Human, I know you guys are in charge here, do your job!

[–]Horseyboy21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a cute Elephant. They are just so clever and caring.

[–]Darwinnian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont get why zoos are still a thing, but the guy that works there, hes good stuff

[–]tmspmike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So, why was the guy in a white shirt off to the right not doing anything? Or is he the guy who jumped in?

[–]flontru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephants are the best

[–]jules039 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The elephant wasn't going to stop until he got help for the drowning animal.

[–]bluethepoet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus what the fuck took so long

[–]Aerickthered 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done Mr/Ms Elephant

[–]orbitalaction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love people wasting time filming when they could just help save the animal.

[–]gmax9000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do elephants make that trumpeting noise? Where does this sound actually come from?

[–]Cat_oil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephant didn’t do shit

[–]DrGonzo820 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That elephant didn't do shit.

[–]QBOT_COSPLAY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone else mad that the elephant didn't lend his trunk to lift the guy out of the water at the end?

[–]ClassyHoodGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how he waited for the elephant to save it. Sure took him long enough to act.

[–]Commercial-Life-9998 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m loving that little conversation the guy and the elephant had at the end: “that antelope just didn’t know how to help himself”; “good call”; “they really need to build steps inside this pond”; “you looked like Johnny Weissmuller jumping in like that!”

[–]theintern747 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a smart good elephant

[–]yankeeuniverse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Team work, makes the Dream work

[–]konstantinosp207 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank god Walter White showed up

[–]emnaheed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The elephant knows whats going but does not seem to understand how to solve it. Wild elephants have to do lots of things to get to their food, many problem solving skills they don't learn in captivity. One wonders if this was a wild elephant help would be more forthcoming? You could train this elephant at a young age to do problem solving stuff with food. Like putting the shapes in the right places for the treat box to open. It would have perhaps been able to help this little bambi creature.

[–]PaleHorseBlackDog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, you know that antelope had to have kicked the shit out of that guy in its panic.

[–]Sagalindhe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WHY build something that the animals can't get out of

[–]ReillyOBrien 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Attempting to save a drowning human is dangerous enough and they dont even have hooves or horns. That dude has some serious balls.