Most of you have probably already read about these elephants?
In case you didn’t, I wanted to highlight their amazing feat last week.
Three elephants that were riding in a large truck, departed the truck and helped keep it stabilized after the driver of their truck got it stuck on a soft shoulder.
Not only did they stabilize and hold up their truck, as it was listing on the loose embankment, they did it without a chain or hook or any type of device. I found that amazing.
If you watch the video below, the third elephant can be seen departing the truck without any lead or chain or anything, and he/she falls immediately into line to assist in the job at hand.
How did he/she know what was needed?
How did any of them know what they needed to do to help the driver of the truck?
And, how could anyone let 3 elephants come out of their truck without any containment devices and let them hang out on the side of the road with their foreheads against a truck? I know nothing about elephant handling… but couldn’t that have been dangerous?
I guess the driver had no choice. And, the elephants seemed very cooperative.
And, Yes, it is sad that these are circus elephants… and I wish they weren’t in the circus.
But, I have to say that they seemed to be quite happy to step out and step up. They didn’t seem miserable. You’d think if they were miserable, being free near a road would be a good chance to make a break for it…
I did write to the newspaper and ask the names and ages of the elephants, but I didn’t hear back.
I thought this article was very interesting because it had the Officer’s video attached. It is quite fascinating… the third elephant is seen coming out of the truck, no chains or any devices, and he/she falls into line with the other elephants to help hold up the truck.
Click here to watch the video.