Don’t be a Dumbo! Adventurous baby elephant gets stuck as he climbs over a fence at sanctuary in Thailand

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This is the baffling moment a clumsy baby elephant gets his hind legs stuck in the air over a wooden fence at a sanctuary in Thailand.

The clip, filmed in Chiang Mai, captures the adventurous animal as he balances on his front feet with his two back legs dangling over the sturdy fence.

The youngster, named Khunseuk, struggles to move out of the precarious position as an older elephant watches on from inside the pen.

The clip, filmed in Chiang Mai, captures an adventurous elephant as he balances on his front feet with his two back legs dangling over the sturdy fence

The clip, filmed in Chiang Mai, captures an adventurous elephant as he balances on his front feet with his two back legs dangling over the sturdy fence

He shuffles forward, managing to get one leg over the top of the fence before clumsily edging forwards again until the other falls to the ground.

The energetic elephant then regains its balance before heading towards its older companion.

Khunseuk’s keeper said he had ‘no idea’ how the young elephant found himself in such an odd position on May 2.

The youngster, named Khunseuk, struggles to move out of the precarious position as an older elephant watches on from inside the pen

The youngster, named Khunseuk, struggles to move out of the precarious position as an older elephant watches on from inside the pen

The clumsy elephant tries in vain to move his legs over the fence before finally managing to creep it forward He shuffles forward, managing to get one leg over the top of the fence before clumsily edging forwards again until the other falls to the ground

He shuffles forward, managing to get one leg over the top of the fence before clumsily edging forwards again until the other falls to the ground

He added that the beast has an ‘adventurous personality and has more energy than any juvenile he has seen before.

The carer said: ‘I don’t know how he got into that position.

‘He has a very adventurous personality. I’ve never seen a young elephant with so much energy.’

By FAITH RIDLER FOR MAILONLINE

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