A young bull elephant tosses around a baby elephant, which animal expert Joyce Poole says may be a case of confusion. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Tourists at Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa capture disturbing footage of a baby elephant being picked up and thrown to the ground multiple times by a young bull elephant. Elephant biologist and conservationist Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices explains that the young male may be acting out of confusion from the scent of the baby’s mother, who he mistakenly believes is receptive to mating.
Read more in “Why This Male Elephant Attacked a Newborn Calf”
Learn more about African elephants.
Shocking Footage of Baby Elephant Tossed Around by Adult, Explained | National Geographic