When a mother elephant gives birth to her calf, she remains patient even hours after labor.

The 5-hour-old elephant, unsure of how to use its mouth and trunk to suckle her milk, gets a lesson from his mom. And it’s one he’ll never forget.

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Watch how patient the mother elephant is with her calf.

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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