After this elephant cub was saved from certain death, his mother's reaction was simply amazing
Most of what we know about African elephants is based on studies of the project "The Amboseli Trust for Elephants".
Founded in 1972 by Cynthia Moss and Harvey Cruz, the project investigates the behavior of elephants in the wild and collects data on their biology.
Today, 40 years after the project started, they follow some of the elephants they began following in 1972. In 2012, they met a baby elephant who was in desperate need of help.
His mother, Zehava, was frustrated and discouraged that she could not help her cub who was in danger. Fortunately, the project team came to his rescue. When the cub was rescued and returned to his mother, her response was overwhelming!