Animals Video

By Michael Scott


A pair of baby elephants square up in this cute play fight caught on camera.

Danny Sullivan took a video of the calves playing on a safari photo tour on the Chobe River, Botswana run by Shayne McGuire who also took pictures of the play fight.

Shayne McGuire/Caters News 

One calf looks to take a roll on the ground before a friend the same size decided to join it for a tumble to the delight of onlooking Danny and Shayne.

Shayne from Los Angeles, USA said: “There were about eight total elephants, a few mums, some older calves and these two, they were just full of themselves.

“Seems one mum was in charge of both of them for a while.

“Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal family groups of related females, so when a calf is born, it is raised and protected by the whole matriarchal herd

Danny said: “Our group was photographing a herd of elephants on the banks of the Chobe River when another herd came out of the woods.

Danny Sullivan/Caters News 

“They were on their way to drink and cool off when the two baby elephants began playing. As you can see from the video, one of the babies laid down to rest then his buddy came over to play with him.

“When the elephants began playing our photo group turned their attention to the babies.

“Everyone laughed at the antics of the two babies which was a perfect way to end our day on the Chobe River.

Shayne McGuire/Caters News 

“Elephants have a very majestic presence about them. Their intelligence radiates through their eyes and they have a very calming effect on our group.

“Who doesn’t like baby elephants? They’re cute and adorable especially when they discover their trunks and tails.

“They are just discovering how special their lives are and how important their herd is to their survival.”