Animals Video

By Mikey Jones 


This baby elephant is certainly a nosy parker – getting her trunk in a twist as she tries to steal a phone from her human friend. 

The playful pachyderm, called Uli, was filmed nuzzling up to her friend, Wanda, as he tries to send a message on his phone. 

The adorable ele wraps her trunk around the mobile device several times in a bid to see what all the fuss is about but after receiving a friendly nip on the hand, Wanda stands firm and gently coaxes her away. 

The duo were filmed at the Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary in North Sumatra, Indonesia by Ercie Kandou, from Jakarta. 

The 35-year-old, who is one of the founders of the sanctuary, said: “During the day, usually after eating or napping, she likes to come close to the man she knows to play with him.

“In this video she is curious to see what’s in Wanda’s hand and decides to taste it. 

“She tries to grab the phone but when she realises she can’t she bites Wanda’s hand to ask Wanda to play with her.”

Uli was rescued along with her mother and several other elephants after being found malnourished and neglected in a camp used for training the mammals.