Lost baby elephant reuniting with his mother will warm your heart

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Lost Baby Elephant Reuniting with his Mother Will Warm Your Heart

In nature, it's common to follow the leader. That leader is typically either the mother or dominant male. They lead the pack while the children follow behind.

We see it with animals of all sizes: ducks, horses, and, yes, even elephants.

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But one bull elephant calf became separated from his herd, when he fell down a well in Northern Kenya.

With no other choice, his herd, which included his mother, was forced to keep moving on. The poor calf was left trapped.

That's when rangers with The Northern Rangelands Trust, a non-profit organization, came to the elephant's rescue. Fortunately, they eventually reunited him with the rest of the herd. The best part is the entire thing was captured on video!

The rangers got the calf out of the well and tied him to a tree, close to where he first became lost, with the hope his herd would return.

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The generous volunteers spent the entire day feeding and watering the elephant, waiting to hear rumblings of his pack.

Just when they were about to call it a day, they heard what they were hoping for.

The calf's ears perked up, almost as if he knew what was coming.

Then came the heartwarming reunion, where he spotted his family and ran toward his mother as fast as he could.

Everyone flaps their ears in excitement because they know the pack is back together again!

This is just like "The Lion King," only with elephants and a much happier ending!

By Sean Dowling for Buzz60

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