Elephant mother tries to revive her d.e.a.d elephant calf for more than a day in heartbreaking video

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This is the heartbreaking moment an elephant mother spends more than 24 hours trying to revive its d.e.a.d calf.

Footage shows the grieving mother moving around the limp, lifeless body of the baby elephant in the village of Tumkur, India on 26 September.

Villagers and forest officials tried to separate the two by making loud noises and setting off firecrackers, but the mother stuck by its child’s side.

The grief-stricken mother pushes around the limp calf with her trunk as she tries to wake her baby.

The grieving mother moves around the limp, lifeless body of the baby elephant in the village of Tumkur, India

The grieving mother moves around the limp, lifeless body of the baby elephant in the village of Tumkur, India

A group of another 12 elephants was spotted nearby consoling the mother.

Eventually, the pair were separated.

The Karnataka state has one of the highest concentrations of elephants in India, with the state boasting a population of 6,049, according to the 2017 Elephant Census.

The grief-stricken mother pushes around the limp calf with her trunk for more than a day as she tries to wake her babyย 

The grief-stricken mother pushes around the limp calf with her trunk for more than a day as she tries to wake her baby

A group of another 12 elephants was spotted nearby consoling the mother at the loss

A group of another 12 elephants was spotted nearby consoling the mother at the loss

By: dailymail.co.uk

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