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Concerned Baby Elephant Spots Man In River – Thinking He’s In Trouble, She Jumps Into Action

By - 24th September 2018

We know that elephants are pretty emotional creatures, we also know how caring they are. So when we saw this baby elephant save her human from ‘drowning’, we couldn’t stop our little hearts from melting.

The adorable elephant named Kham Lha lives at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She was out having a swim when she thought her beloved human was in peril.

Immediately, Kham Lha rushed towards the river to help Darrick Thompson, the co-founder of the foundation and her best friend.

Darrick wasn’t actually drowning, he was calling to Kham Lha on the show to come and play with her. But she thought he was shouting for help. Immediately, the adorable rescue began.

We saw this baby elephant save her human from ‘drowning’

Quickly, the elephant rushed towards Thompson and offered her trunk to usher him back to the riverbank. She didn’t let go of him till she was certain he was safe.

Darrick has a huge place in Kham Lha’s heart as he helped rescue her and her mother Bai Teoy in 2015.

Since he rescued Kham Lha, he spent the time to heal her from the mental anguish and has shown love to her. It’s not long after that, she made a strong bond with him, and accepted him to be part of her herd. 

You can see in the video just how close the pair’s bond is. Kham Lha doesn’t want to see Darrick Thompson in danger and it’s utterly adorable. We can only imagine this is her way of thanking him for rescuing her mother and herself.

Don’t forget to watch this footage where we see a baby elephant save her human from drowning in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. 🐝