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Baby elephant uses trunk to tickle journalist as he films report in hilarious video
The little elephant wanted to pick his brain a bit. Then he saw the rest of him was up for grabs, too. 🐘😂
Sheehan Diapues
11.30.22

You almost always never know what will happen next in the wilderness.

Especially when you are a reporter, some encounters are shockingly heart-pounding.

Others are adorably funny and cute.

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This is a story of how a baby elephant stole the spotlight while a journalist was filming for a report.

Alvin Kaunda was covering news about the impacts of humans and the environment.

He was at an Elephant Orphanage.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Southern Kenya.

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In the video, he said, “With the rise in drought cases, it is up to us to be guardians of our natural world.”

That’s when he got somebody’s attention.

The baby elephant started to place his trunk on his shoulder.

He continued delivering his piece and maintained his composure.

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Moments later, the playful elephant’s trunk was already sniffing the reporter’s head.

He tried to concentrate on the report and continued, “to save our wild species and a provide home.”

He got stuck with a mouthful.

The elephant’s trunk already went to his nose and mouth and Kaunda started to laugh, abruptly stopping his speech.

It took him more takes than usual because of the elephants’ playfulness.

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It was Kaunda’s first visit.

In an interview for a US news agency, Kaunda told them that it was his first time at the trust.

And that he knows he was going to see the elephants but did not think that they’d let him close and interact with them.

He added, “At first I felt the elephant trunk’s contact on my back but decided to keep going because I was doing the almost 10th take of my piece to camera. I wasn’t gonna let anything stop me. Until the baby elephant stuck its trunk in my mouth.”

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Kaunda posted the video on Instagram.

It was captioned, “3 of 5 of the big 5. Great experiences so far behind the scenes. .. Wait for it!!.”

The report was focused on the work that Sheldrick Trust is doing with these orphaned elephants.

Kaunda shared that at this charitable foundation these elephants are taught life lessons, about love and how to cope with grief after losing their families.

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The elephant became an internet celebrity.

This adorable encounter has made rounds on social media and gathered more than 50,000 views.

An Instagram user commented, “I love that you tried until the last moment to make it through without laughing.

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“The elephant calves are just too cute & playful,” Sheldrick Trust commented, saying, “everyone wants to be the star! Thank you for coming to the Nursery and meeting our special herd.”

YouTube viewers also chimed in.

One user wrote, “This was the sweetest thing I’ve seen all day. All this sweet baby wanted was a little love… maybe not at the right moment, but it wanted some love.”

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The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust works to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned infant elephants in Kenya.

This has been their passion and will continue to help these orphaned elephants as long as they can.

Baby elephants are raised in their Nairobi Nursery and released back into the wild when they’re old enough to take care of themselves.

You can even adopt one in the nursery to cover their food, medicine, and other expenses.

The Shelter’s hope is to help these elephants experience unconditional love, and emotional support and learn life’s valuable lessons, just like how their mothers would.

See this baby elephant help put Kaunda’s report on the map in the video below!

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By Sheehan Diapues
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Sheehan Diapues is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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