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Grieving Elephant Builds her Baby Elephant out of Sticks

A heartbroken mother elephant lost her baby last month. She was seen making an elephant shape out of sticks and bushes to remember her baby. Every day, she takes care of it while making loud trumpets that echo through the vast expanse. 🥺

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Jacque Notareal was fortunate enough to witness this special moment and shared his images and story with

“It was a heartbreaking scene to witness, the mother elephant mourning the loss of her calf to a lion pride. The sadness in her eyes and the trumpeting calls she made were enough to break anyone’s heart. However, what happened next was truly remarkable.”

“A little while after her calf’s death, I noticed that the mother elephant had built a structure out of sticks that resembled her baby. It was a touching gesture. The structure was not just a random pile of sticks, but a careful arrangement that looked like her little one.”

Elephants are known for their close-knit family units. This mother’s actions demonstrate the lengths to which she was willing to go to honor and remember her little one.

“The mother elephant spent hours creating the structure, and when she was finished, she would stay close to it for hours on end. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. I have never seen an elephant do something like this before nor heard about it.”

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“For several days, the mother elephant stayed close to the structure, carefully tending to it and making loud trumpets that echoed across the bush. As the days went on, the mother elephant gradually began to move on, but she never forgot her calf.”

“Whenever she walked by the structure, she would stop and pay her respects, as if saying goodbye to her baby all over again. This story shows how much love and emotion elephants can have, and it touches our hearts.”

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