Baby Elephant Spotted In South Africa Sanctuary Without Its Trunk - Fears For Calf Survival

Baby Elephant Spotted In South Africa Sanctuary Without Its Trunk - Fears For Calf Survival

A baby elephant has been seen walking among a herd without a trunk in a sanctuary in South Africa.

The calf was filmed at Kruger National Park with its family.

It is not known how the elephant came to lose its trunk, but it's likely to have been attacked by a predator.

There have been occasions in the past where crocodiles have grabbed baby elephants as they sip water from lakes.

Elephants use their trunks to eat, drink and feed.

The trunk is fused with the top lip and has "fingers" at the end that can pick up small objects such as nuts and small bits of food.

An elephant's chances of survival without a trunk are very slim.

Sky News

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