Take a seat! Cheeky baby elephant uses his worn-out friend as a CHAIR in Tanzania

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Young animal poked his companion with his trunk before sitting on him in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This is the moment a cheeky baby elephant took a breather and used his worn-out friend as a chair.

The young animal poked his companion with his trunk before sitting on him in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

But despite the weight on his side, the sleeping elephant did not seem to mind and carried on lying dow

Don't mind me! pictures captured a cheeky baby elephant taking a breather and using his worn-out friend as a chair

Don’t mind me! pictures captured a cheeky baby elephant taking a breather and using his worn-out friend as a chair

The young animal poked his companion with his trunk before sitting on him in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The young animal poked his companion with his trunk before sitting on him in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Holidaymaker Julie Lindenmayer, who took the picture, said: ‘I think the elephant was concerned about his friend at first.

‘He was poking it with its trunk like it was trying to see if it was OK, and when there was no reaction, it just sat down.

‘We were all a little worried about the one lying down. We thought maybe it was sick or injured, but once it got up, it ate some grass and looked fine.’

The pictures were captured by 34-year-old holidaymaker Julie Lindenmayer, a zookeeper from Miami in Florida.

The pictures were captured by 34-year-old holidaymaker Julie Lindenmayer, a zookeeper from Miami in Florida.

Despite the weight on his side, the sleeping elephant did not seem to mind and carried on lying down

Despite the weight on his side, the sleeping elephant did not seem to mind and carried on lying down

Working as a zookeeper, Lindenmayer sees a lot of wild animals, but the sight of an elephant sitting on its friend amazed her

Working as a zookeeper, Lindenmayer sees a lot of wild animals, but the sight of an elephant sitting on its friend amazed her.

Lindenmayer, from Miami, Florida, added: ‘A sighting like this is something that will stay with me for a lifetime.

‘It’s easy to forget how lucky you are when you see them so often, but to see these animals in their natural habitat is an incredible feeling – especially when they are exhibiting such an amazing behavior.’

By: JULIAN ROBINSON

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