Aww!
Funny baby elephant throws tantrum at pup’s antics
The way the dog 'tattled' on the elephant at the end was so funny.
Jenny Brown
12.27.21

It’s always fun to see animals of different species hanging out! There’s just something so adorable about animals of different species becoming friends, especially if one is very big and one is very small.

This dog and elephant at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand is a good example of this!

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This mischievous mutt gets a real kick from getting the cub’s attention.

Of course, he’s just a little bit faster than the young one and darts away easily when the cub attempts to chase him.

The little (sort of) grey fella seems pretty confident that he can catch the dog and doesn’t get discouraged very easily. Meanwhile, the older elephants watch on, keeping an eye on the cub.

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The dog almost seems cocky in the way he taunts the little elephant.

I mean, I’ve had dogs do the same to me, it’s one of their favorite games; pick something that could never catch you and tease it into chasing you. Just like idiots, we fall for it every time…at least I do.

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He’s literally running circles around the cub! Tourists look on as well as the elephant elders, all laughing at the young elephants spent efforts.

I’m sure when this little guy gets a bit bigger, that dog will certainly change his mind about giving this trunked toddler a hard time!

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I would say that this seems like textbook bullying, however, the cub seems to be having just as much fun as the dog.

That said, the cub does seem to be getting increasingly frustrated with not being able to catch the dog. He begins huffing like an overtired toddler losing at a game. If elephant cubs are anything like baby humans, we’re just around the corner from a melt-down.

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He swings his trunk at the dog in desperation!

I guess the one thing he has over the dog is the large facial appendage his species is so blessed with.

However, he hasn’t seemed to quite master his trunk coordination and it dangles and swings comically as he haphazardly swings it at his playmate.

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Here comes the tantrum!

Frustration building, when our little cub fails to catch up to the dog yet again, he kicks a pile of straw before angrily flinging some over his shoulder.

Well, here it is, the inevitable tantrum that toddlers throw when they don’t get their way.

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Finally, he’s had enough. At last, the frustration is too much for our pachyderm pal to hack and he storms off to mommy.

Even the way that he stomps his feet as he trots back resembles and indignant human child, once again losing a game he had no chance of winning.

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So the dog won this round, but we’re sure there will be more adorable battles to come. So sweet.

Check out the video of the pair playing below!

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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