Climbing trunks: Hungry elephant stands up on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit at the top of a 25ft tree in southern India

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This is the moment a hungry elephant stood on its hind legs to pluck a jackfruit from the top of a 25ft tree in southern India.

The elephant was filmed stretching up the tree in Silent Valley National Park of Palakkad District in the state of Kerala earlier this month.

Footage shows the elephant rear up and snatches the snack in its trunk while flapping its ears to keep cool in the 93.2F (34C) heat.

An Indian elephant stands on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit up a 25ft tree in Silent Valley National Park of Palakkad District in the state of Kerala The elephant climbs up the tree using its front legs to rest against the trunk in order to reach the high-hanging fruit
An Indian elephant stands on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit up a 25ft tree in Silent Valley National Park of Palakkad District in the state of Kerala

The elephant begins by eating food from the ground before looking up to assess the height of the tree in 93.2F (34C) heat

The elephant begins by eating food from the ground before looking up to assess the height of the tree is 93.2F (34C) heat

The elephant stands by the tree, eating food from the ground, before looking up to assess the fruit’s height.

With its mouth hanging open, the elephant then raises onto its hind legs to climb the tree, resting its front legs on the trunk.

It stretches its trunk out to grab the fruit and break it from its branch, causing it to drop to the floor where the elephant begins eating it.

The Indian elephant, which can grow up to 11.5 feet tall and weigh 787 stone, was filmed on May 19.

The elephant brings the fruit to the ground where it can eat it. Indian elephants can grow up to 11.5 foot tall and weight 787 stone

The elephant brings the fruit to the ground where it can eat it. Indian elephants can grow up to 11.5 foot tall and weigh 787 stone

By: dailymail.co.uk

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