Baby pachyderm tries to wake up its dead mother

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A video of a baby pachyderm trying to wake up its 25-year-old dead mother has gone viral on social media. The body of the elephant was found in a forest area near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

The elephant fell down and died due to internal bleeding. The male elephant calf, sensing the mother immobile, became distraught and started goading its mother its trunk.

After a long period and with great difficulty, since the baby elephant did not let anybody come near them, the forest officials separated the calf from its dead mother.

People who saw the heart-wrenching video, which was widely shared, got emotional and also angry at the poor state of affairs both with the elephants and the state.