The heart-wrenching video shared on Twitter by user Parveen Kaswan captures a mournful scene. An empty road is blocked by people and vehicles, not as a protest, but to assist grieving elephants.
The clip reveals an elephant approaching, gently carrying the lifeless body of a young elephant in its trunk. The distressed elephant places the deceased calf on the opposite side of the road. Other elephants join, forming a sorrowful circle around the departed young one.
Kaswan notes that the family of elephants refuses to leave the baby’s side, creating a somber “funeral procession.” Eventually, the elephants move on, but not without carrying the deceased calf, demonstrating a profound display of mourning and empathy.
This touching video underscores the deep emotional connections elephants have and their ability to mourn their young, offering a glimpse into the complex world of animal emotions.