Baby Sumatran Elephant Learns How to Use Her Trunk

In this video by WWF International, an adorable 4-month old Sumatran elephant learns how to use her trunk. This little elephant is the newest member of the Flying Squad in Indonesia’s Tesso Nilo National Park.

This Flying Squad consists of four trained adult elephants and eight elephant handlers called mahouts, which are deployed to drive wild elephants back into the forest when they stray into nearby villages or farms. As elephant habitat shrinks, the animals become more likely to raid crops for food.

More info about this baby elephant and the Flying Squad can be found on the WWF International site.

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