Safaris & stories
Africa Geographic
Wildlife . People . Travel
×
SEARCH OUR STORIES
OR
SEARCH OUR SAFARIS
AND / OR
Shenton Safaris

Written by: Derek Solomon for Best of Africa

Elephants are regular visitors to the waterhole in front of the main complex at the main camp in Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. But there aren’t always sightings as special as this one!

A small herd of elephants, including two young calves, came down to the water to have a drink. The older calf was keen to explore the area around the waterhole while the adults quenched their thirst.

elephant-herd-comes-to-waterhole-for-a-drink

In the midst of its explorations, suddenly the little one slipped off the muddy edge of the bank, falling right into the water. Luckily its mother immediately took action, stepping to the water’s edge and carefully helping her clumsy calf up the bank with her trunk.

elephant-mum-helps-calf-out-of-water elephant-mum-guards-her-baby

Watch the video here:

httpv://youtu.be/LeqGL7i4B10

Airlink
Guest Blogger

In the Guest Blogger profile, you'll see fresh and exciting content from a range of contributors who have submitted their content to us on a once-off or temporary basis, including press releases, campaigns and exciting adventure and travel tales!