Apparently “slow and steady wins the race” isn’t part of the baby elephant curriculum.
This playful trio was far too busy racing to a watering hole in South Africa’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.