A young elephant calf was sent flying a huge buffalo bull.
The over-confident calf was among a herd of elephants refreshing themselves. The buffalo walked towards the water to join them.
The elephants paid their new drinking partner. The calf was put out by his presence.
The bull wasn’t intimidated in the slightest. The young elephant was within striking range. The poor calf was thrown several feet.
The whole sorry incident was caught on camera.
How many different kinds of elephants are there in the world?
Two distinct types of elephants were recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant. In 1942, the African elephants were classified into 18 subspecies, but genetic studies later recognized only two subspecies, the savannah elephant and the forest elephant.
The calf’s pride was hurt. He escaped physical injury and spent the rest of the day hiding behind his mother. “The other elephants were in no way disturbed”