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Baby Elephant Doesn't Understand Its Trunk (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 10/17/11 07:25 PM ET Updated: 12/17/11 05:12 AM ET

Just when it seems like the elephant world is saturated with bad news, from allegations of abuse caught on hidden cameras, to mistreatment during movie training, gems like this video surface and the world seems a little better.

This cute little elephant at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England seems to be struggling with its first-ever baby steps on Earth.

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, little cutie! As for your trunk troubles ... we're not really sure we have a lot of advice to offer on that one.

Watch as this wobbly baby trots around near his mother, feebly trying to master his motor skills.

In other happy news, scroll through some photos of 50-year-old Motala the elephant getting a prosthetic leg in Thailand, and view an elephant painting for Elephant Appreciation Day.

Enjoy!

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Orangutan baby Boo is pictured in his enclosure at Madrid's Zoo on April 14, 2011. The 9-months-old Orangutan was officially named Boo, inspired in the Sanskrit word 'bhoomi' (or 'bumi') which means Earth.

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