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.
This will move you !! Funeral procession of the weeping elephants carrying dead body of the child elephant. The family just don’t want to leave the baby. pic.twitter.com/KO4s4wCpl0
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 7, 2019