Maternal instinct: here’s how a caring elephant carefully helps the baby to get up after a fall

 Maternal instinct: here’s how a caring elephant carefully helps the baby to get up after a fall

An elephant takes care of her newborn baby in the South African fauna.

Elephants are known for their protective behavior towards babies, as are many other animals. The mother always takes care of the calf when it starts to walk.

In this breathtaking photo series, a wildlife photographer captures the stunning scene of an elephant feeding her newborn calf in South Africa.

Delightful moment: how mother elephant gently lifts her newborn baby up after a tumble

Walking along a river in Botswana, Charles Stalls noticed that an elephant with a calf was approaching the river to get drunk. He decided to take a picture of them and witnessed the most tender gesture that a mother can make to her baby.

Delightful moment: how mother elephant gently lifts her newborn baby up after a tumble

Because of the rough terrain, the baby elephant rolled over several times. Fortunately, his mother was always there to help him. Mothers are called to help and protect their children. That’s what they do.

Delightful moment: how mother elephant gently lifts her newborn baby up after a tumble

This warm scene touched even the photographer who was photographing elephant families.

“It was a special second”, Stalls said.

Delightful moment: how mother elephant gently lifts her newborn baby up after a tumble