By Ellie Duncombe


An adorable baby elephant looked like it was doing sit ups while trying to stand upright.

Michelle Broadhurst was on a safari through Kruger National Park, South Africa, on August 28, when she came across the naughty nellie rolling around in mud.

Lying on its side, the elephant tried to gain some momentum by moving its body up and down.

After a few attempts, the elephant makes it on to its front, before faceplanting into the mud and finally back to its feet.

Michelle said: “It honestly looked like he was trying to do sit ups.

“Elephants rock their legs forwards and backwards so they can get some momentum from a lying position.

“They really are adorable.”