[VIDEO] Lions circle trapped baby elephant then another elephant herd comes to the rescue

December 8, 2017 Last Updated: December 23, 2017

When a baby elephant got stuck in a water trough, lions gathered around waiting to make their move. His mother couldn’t save him and started to panic. Just when things seemed hopeless though, another elephant herd came to lend a helping trunk—keeping lions away and trying to free the baby. After four failed attempts to rescue the helpless calf, one by one the herd reluctantly gives up—but this patient elephant refused to leave.