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Archive for September 14th, 2013

Awww…. Poor little guy

Elephants show a much more sophisticated set of emotions than many of us expect. Not only does the baby elephant appear to be crying after being rejected by his mother, but it’s implied the mother might be suffering a form of postpartum depression.

A baby elephant cried for five hours after his own mother attacked and abandoned him at a zoo in China.

Shortly after the mother elephant gave birth to the calf in August at the Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Nature Reserve in Rongcheng, China, she stepped on him, according to Metro U.K. Veterinarians hoped it was an accident and treated the baby before returning him to the mother, but he was attacked again. So they removed him from her.

I wonder if a toy would make him feel better? Elephants love balls:

There’s video (narrated in Chinese) at the link.

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