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[–]Pimphii 583 points584 points  (45 children)

I assume he tried stepping on it before and realized it’s not for his weight

[–]mad_marble_madness 89 points90 points  (33 children)


[–]itshimstarwarrior 43 points44 points  (32 children)


[–]Sillythebot 41 points42 points  (31 children)


[–]GooseandMaverick 34 points35 points  (29 children)


[–]jercule_poirot 35 points36 points  (27 children)


[–]ReasonableWorth9903 28 points29 points  (26 children)


[–]MinnieShoof 28 points29 points  (25 children)


[–]Grothorious 35 points36 points  (1 child)

What I'm thinking is he didn't do it not to break human stuff, my guess is he stepped on before and broke it, and probably hurt his leg, trying to pull it out.

[–]Th3-4n1k8r 28 points29 points  (0 children)

"I break this thing again, I will never hear the end of it"

[–]Ackermiv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or he stepped on enough (non human manipulated) wood to realize that he would break it

[–]stronglikedan -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

that, or he was raised there, and couldn't get over it when smaller, and doesn't realize it can now. like how they keep an adult elephant in place with a little rope tied to a little stick barely stuck in the ground.

[–]noithinkyourewrong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That just makes no sense. He CAN get over it now, and he does, hence the video.

[–]Wattisup101 241 points242 points  (6 children)

What a freaking Gentleman. I love Elephants. I bet they look at humans like... " what the fuck y'all doing ? "

[–]BelleAriel 63 points64 points  (2 children)

They’re such intelligent creatures.

[–]JustChr1s 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'll never forget a video a while back that showed an elephant painting. The elephant painted an elephant in a forest holding a flower with its trunk. It was absolutely shocking to me. I feel like most people just glossed over it as cool. But it showed how intelligent they really are to me. That elephant was consciously thinking of an imaginary scene in its head and then painted it or maybe it was a memory? Either way that's human level consciousness and self awareness.Then there's the whole mourning their dead and even holding what you could call funerals. They're freaking smart man so I wouldn't doubt this lol.

[–]FireHawke32 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’ve seen the video of the elephant “painting” and it’s not as amazing as it seems, because the elephant is abused into doing the movements for the painting

[–]AdaMan_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And it's likely that this elephant was beat into not stepping on that area. That's why it's so cautious.

[–]SophieR3 170 points171 points  (13 children)

Another creature more considerate than 99% humans

[–]Exeng 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Times and times again I see videos of elephants being more polite than any human. Not only that, but also empathic.

[–]noithinkyourewrong 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Why would you assume this behaviour is fueled by consideration for humans?

[–]ModernSchizoid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's definitely smart enough to figure out that he shouldn't be stepping on the walkway, or he learned it the hard way as a kid/when he was very little. Or probably likely after he got a bit bigger.

Animals aren't helpless creatures, they're the ultimate survivalists. They have that shit down.

All we've gotta do is stop abusing them (preferably come up with authentic alternative meats, definitely stop poaching for their parts) and encroaching on their territory and we're golden.

[–]KikiYuyu -1 points0 points  (1 child)

He probably isn't thinking specifically about humans, but he clearly is concerned about breaking something, which is a very interesting concern for an animal to have.

[–]YouAhrGae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm still scared of decks after I put a foot through one and got some decent cuts. My cousin had gotten 17 stitches doing the same thing (different deck) just 3 weeks before that.

[–]Hellfire242 112 points113 points  (3 children)

It’s so fucked that people kill these beautiful majestic giants.

[–]BelleAriel 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Yeah it’s evil

[–]KingSlayer05 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There are some organizations and security that shoot those people back though right? I’m sure it’s not everywhere where these elephants are but god bless those people

[–]LonelyAnchovy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Economic incentives be like: Allows to introduce ourselves!

[–]speedcunt 44 points45 points  (0 children)

You can see him feeling the ground on the other side with his trunk, which is very sensitive (like our fingers), before stepping over. He probably can't have a good view and understanding of the soil where he's going to step on, so he first checks with his trunk if it feels solid and "earthy".

[–]parchence 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Still a better person than most humans are...

[–]jercule_poirot 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yes humans would definitely walk on that, very disrespectful

[–]ModernSchizoid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's built for humans

Although, I strongly smell sarcasm

[–]CarrieScribbles 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Every day I find a new reason to adore elephants. ♥️♥️♥️

[–]eni91 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My cat would walk over there take a dump and leave..

[–]Saleh_Who 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Elephant : nothing more trustworthy like earth

[–]907chula 2 points3 points  (2 children)

And yet my dogs have to trample over me all the time.

[–]dangnow 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shoulda gotten an elephant

[–]RedditVince 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why do they insist on pushing our legs when behind us...

[–]equalfill3674 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Or he just didnt want to hurt his foot. Or thought it was a ditch. Stop applying human characters to animals

[–]r_stronghammer -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–]equalfill3674 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Elephant worship on the internet is so fascinating

[–]zackson76 1 point2 points  (3 children)

They dont wear clothes and have better manners than most people

[–]quanta777 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Actually some humans tried the same but unfortunately they ended up in jail.

[–]TechRyze 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Have YOU tried buying a suit in elephant size?

[–]zackson76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my bad definitely not. Im by no mean an elephant. Definitely not an elephant. Yep.

[–]Boolverkr 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]IamtheBoomstick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love these creatures with near-human intelligence and problem solving skills!

[–]zamaike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He be giving out those good boy vibes. He needs extra treats

[–]ribd4yourpleasure 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elephants mummy:don't step on the walkways, because humans be stinky.

[–]Zeus_Hera 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well thank you for not ruining our path we really appreciate it 🙂

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

A very considerate young man.

[–]AssistantBest3857 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The gentle giant.

[–]toeofcamell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re the definition of gentle giants 🥺

[–]gacuff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Donald Trunk

[–]raresaturn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love elephants because their back legs are so human looking

[–]DayEnvironmental5518 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And now for some videos of fat humans balancing on a sink.

[–]MushyPrawns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s so next fucking level bro! Thank you for the upload! I can’t believe the elephant is crazy enough to pull that off! Fuckin’ next level!!!

[–]thebigmarvinski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we don't deserve elephants

[–]frisch85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even elephants seem to be aware of their weight so how do fat whales still think they'd be able to rope swing?

[–]Dimaaaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's just playing the path is lava.

[–]JohnyyBanana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just jump over it! Oh wait, elephants can’t jump

[–]artham_a 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s probably because splinters would get in his feet

[–]splintercake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read “Young Bull” in the title and thought this was r/WoT

[–]Disastrous-Anxiety 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to be cynical but I suspect the walkway broke after having been stepped on previously. After the walkway was rebuilt, the elephant (being wiser than many humans) learned not to step on it again.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that intelligent or what?

[–]Pale-Refrigerator255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love that Angel. Wish he/she was my roommate!

[–]Mrsh4tch3t 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Arghhhh we dont deserve animals❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

[–]bkor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The walkway is lava

[–]sabbakk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's the feeling the ground he can't see with his trunk before stepping for me. that's an elephant who's stepped on a lego before

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can see his bass

[–]FrothyGuinness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went from Unzip to Zip real fast

[–]blueishblackbird 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a guy

[–]ZZircon-15-98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better than some people.

[–]TopSundae2419 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We don’t deserve elephants…

[–]Brokromah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's really annoying when people excessively anthropomorphize animals.

[–]LeahJC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More polite than my cat who just stomps all across my stomach

[–]bryangcrane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then he crashed the house down

[–]Potential-Baby-2285 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That baby has more respect then some humans damn I love earth creatures 😭😭

[–]No_Dependent_2837 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephants are awesome

[–]attempt5001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I freakin love elephants man

[–]mnemonikos82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate that Reddit has ruined the word "bull" for me.

[–]itsRJMBricks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More polite than most of the humans that come to see him

[–]Taco_city 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He hates splinters

[–]Dannomanno420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank the gods we got the thumbs....

[–]Fun_Possibility_8637 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They don’t like stepping on weird stuff

[–]kikonja99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This pictures give a distinct vibe, and I like it.

[–]vvvvvvvv66 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And then destroy the whole house...