Sometimes you just need a helping hand. Or, in this case, a helping trunk. (Sorry.)
When an elephant calf got stuck in a mud pit at South Africa’s Kruger National Park, his mom quickly arrived on the scene to help him out. She struggled for a bit until other members of the herd came by to join forces to scoop the baby up and out safely. The whole ordeal takes about two minutes — and then they all frolic off into the distance.
Oh, after he gets out of the mud, the baby stumbles a few times because he is precious and perfect.