Elephants Protect Baby From Being Swept Away By River During Bath Time

07/23/2014 05:50 pm ET
  • Sarah Barness Huffington Post Trends and Digital Innovation editor. Writer, Artist Extraordinaire

It takes a village to raise a child and a herd of elephants to raise a calf.

In the video above a group of elephants is seen wading in a river for bath time at the Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary and rescue center in Thailand. The adults have no problem fighting the current with their massive bodies, but one little calf didn't have that size advantage. To stop the baby from being swept away, the adult nannies helped block the current and guide the little guy to safety.

This isn't the first time we've seen a herd of elephants protecting their young against a strong current, because elephants never forgets to look out for one another.

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