Video: Racing baby elephants understimate the muddiness of mud

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Apparently “slow and steady wins the race” isn’t part of the baby curriculum.

This playful trio was far too busy racing to a watering hole in ’s Madikwe Game Reserve to remember that mud is … well, muddy.

While their mothers had no trouble traversing the sticky pit, the little ellies got a bit stuck.


Thankfully, all three were able to get out without injury (save for their bruised egos).

This article was first published by Earth Touch Network on 26 Jun 2015.


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Julie Beddome

The digestive systems of these and other animals around the watering holes must be extremely robust in order to handle that very mucky water!