Upsadaisy: Moment baby elephant trips over his trunk... and mommy comes rushing to check he's ok
This is the moment a clumsy baby elephant took a tumble as he rushed to catch up with his mother as she crossed a road.
The cute calf had been taking a stroll through the bush with his mother at Idube Game Reserve in South Africa.
When the pair came across a dirt track road, the adult strolled on ahead confidently.
But when the baby elephant rushed to catch her up he appeared to get his leg caught in the grass.
The clumsy little one stumbled as he stepped down onto the path and struggled to regain his balance.
Eventually he fell over and landed - trunk first - down in the mud.
Luckily the young elephant did not appear to hurt anything but his pride and was quickly back on his feet.
Noticing her clumsy calf's fall, the mother elephant, who was carrying a huge tree branch in her trunk, had halted her onward march and turned back to check her baby.
Having given him a once over, the pair disappeared back into the bush.
The incredible moment was captured by reserve ranger and wildlife filmmaker Rob Vamplew, known as Rob the Ranger.
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