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When he approached a family of elephants in the river, he didn’t expect it to end like this Video Screenshot

Elephants are some of the world’s largest mammals. When they chase you, running is truly your only option. Lucky for this guy, these elephants are his friends — and chasing him is one of the frequent games this pair likes to play.

Activist Lek Chailert founded Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park in 1996. His goal was to create a rescue and rehabilitation center, providing a sanctuary for distressed elephants.

Chailert visits the park every day, but it is her husband, Derrik Thompson, who has a phenomenally playful bond with the elephants. The baby girl, Hansa, was particularly close to Thompson.

“Yesterday, she really wanted me to go swimming with her, and she was upset that I didn’t, and so today, I wanted to go swimming with her,” he explains.

Unfortunaly, Hansa passed away in 2015 due to elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a major cause of death among calves in captivity.

This video reveals a beautiful interaction between Thompson and his favorite little girl.

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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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