The video was captured by 29-year-old financial adviser Andrew Cohen, 5km from Mopani camp in Limpopo, Lowvelder reports.
“We were going for our late afternoon drive while taking it very slowly when we came up to a reservoir and decided to stop and watch for a while. We saw a buffalo cow walking out from behind the bush towards the waterhole, and in tow was her brand new little calf following diligently behind her. We then noticed the ellie coming from the left-hand side towards the mom and baby buffalo. It seemed as if he wanted to interact with them both, but this baby wasn’t having any of it,” said Cohen.
As soon as the young buffalo caught glimpse of the elephant, he charged towards him and had the ellie pedalling backward and trumpeting.
Video courtesy of Kruger Sightings’ YouTube channel.
“It was a very special sighting to see because he could have easily hurt that baby buffalo. It was almost as though he sensed that this was an innocent newborn and that it didn’t mean any harm.”
“Initially, we were shocked because we thought the calf was going to be crushed by the elephant, but as it all unfolded, our emotions turned to laughter because of the fact that the elephant just wanted to get away from this little guy. The sighting ended when the elephant ran away into the bush, and the cow and calf also went their separate ways.”
– Caxton News Service