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Tickling the ivories: Baby elephant looks to be rolling on the floor with laughter as his big brother tickles his belly

This is the adorable moment a baby elephant appears to wriggle on the floor with laughter while his older brother tickles him with his trunk.

The duo were caught on camera by wildlife photographer, Lee-Anne Robertson, from Sundays River Valley, South Africa.

The playful animals were seen climbing over each other during their antics at Addo Elephant park last month.

Lee-Anne said: ‘I thought he was adorable, just like any baby. He was full of energy and looking for someone to play with.

‘After a while he threw himself down on the ground and his older brother came over and started touching him playfully with his trunk, as if to ask him to come play, to which the baby responded and got up and started climbing on his brother.’

A baby elephant appears to wriggle on the floor with laughter while his older brother tickles him with his trunk in an adorable moment captured on camera

The duo were spotted last month by wildlife photographer, Lee-Anne Robertson, who lives in Sundays River Valley, South Africa

The baby elephant wriggled on the ground with joy as his older brother rubbed his trunk all over him

The playful elephants were enjoying running around together and having fun at Addo Elephant park last month

The adorable animals were spotted playing together in the diverse wildlife conservation park near Port Elizabeth

Lee-Anne said: ‘Elephants are amazing animals, who love their family dearly and they have enormous patience and kindness which they display to family members’

After their fun on the ground, the baby elephant struggled to his feet as he continued to play with his older brother

The adorable animal then proudly strutted away after having fun with his family at the national park

The roles were then reversed as the young elephant started climbing on to the back of his brother who was lying on the ground

Lee-Anne said: ‘I thought he was adorable, just like any baby. He was full of energy and looking for someone to play with’

The youngster crawled on top of the older elephant’s back while other members of the herd looked on at their fun and games

Lee-Anne said: ‘After a while he threw himself down on the ground and his older brother came over and started touching him playfully with his trunk, as if to ask him to come play, to which the baby responded and got up and started climbing on his brother’

The wildlife photographer said her images show how elephants are very protective of their family and are very patient and kind towards each other

She said: ‘Babies are protected and loved and doted on which is clear in this video as they mother stands nearby enjoying her joyful little family’

The baby elephant looked adorable as he walked alongside his older relatives in the national park in South Africa

Lee-Anne said: ‘I loved watching the antics and I am glad I have the footage to look back on it. It made me smile, a lot’

Maris Lopez
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Hey there! I'm Maris, an American girl who is passionate about adventure, the outdoors and all things travel!
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