Cute Elephant Calf Loves A Spot Of Football
If you need a fix of adorableness today, then check out this super cute video of an elephant calf playing with homemade football in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park. Dylan Royal who serves as a guide at a couple of different lodges shot the footage whilst he was showing tourists around Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Mr Royal learned there was a leopard in the vicinity so was on the hunt for the big cat when he chanced up a herd of elephants.
Stopping to take a look
Mr Royal says the group stopped to get a good look at the herd when a tiny elephant calf came bursting through the bush and onto the road following a football made from elephant dung. The little fella was so focused on dribbling the dung made footbal that it failed to notice the human visitors. Mr Royal says young elephants are always up to something fun to watch, but what he captured on film was one of the cutest and funniest things he has ever seen or heard.
Performing for the camera
The baby elephant began to perform for the camera but soon finished his game with the ball after Mr Royal stopped filming, returning its attention to the rest of the herd. Mr Royal concludes as the group drove past the abandoned ball, the little fella came back bursting and trumpeting at the group, kicking sand up and having a throwing a jolly good tantrum until finally the group left the area and his toy all to himself.