Take a walk on the wild side: 15 amazing Elephant moments

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Elephants are majestic, incredible creatures

Well. Most of the time.

Ok. Perhaps only some of the time.


They're self-cleaning

And do a mean rainbow kick

Although, not always.

They love to splash about.


(Have you ever been THIS happy in a paddling pool?)


They're amazing swimming companions...

...and can take on alligator without a second thought

But elephants get on with most other animals (these two are best friends!)

Because at heart, they're really just softies

Who stick together...

...No matter what!


Don't say goodbye to such an incredible species.

Animal rights groups estimate that poachers in Africa kill between 25,000 and 35,000 elephants annually – meaning about 104 die a day. Help our Christmas Appeal and ensure that in the future, we won't be relying on videos or gifs like these to show our children what elephants looked like before they died out - because we didn't act to save them. .

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