Baby elephant can't stop crying after his mother cruelly rejects him

Pedro Marrero
Oct 08, 2018
10:34 A.M.

The caretakers of a Chinese zoo have gone through one of the most difficult moments of their professional career.


According to the Huffington report, a female elephant, after giving birth to a baby, pretended to end his life. Those responsible for the zoo quickly separated the mother and newborn before she killed him.

The veterinarians thought that the young mother had become nervous and had accidentally kicked the baby when it was presented shortly after birth. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

The staff of the reserve healed the wounds suffered by the baby and returned it to the mother later, however, in a fit of rage the elephant began to step on her newborn with her huge and heavy legs. If there had not been a quick intervention of the caretakers, he would have died.

But the horror came in the second part of this story, when the elephant, totally disconsolate, didn’t stop crying for five hours. Imagine a human baby that does not stop crying. Imagine that a mother rejects the baby and he realizes that he has come into the world and nobody loves him.

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy


According to the worker who took care of the elephant, when he put it in a separate cage and covered it with a blanket, the little one began to sob inconsolably.

The baby elephant arrived in the world on August 30 in a zoo in China. They have named it Zhuang-zhuang. At first, the center's veterinarians believed that everything had been an accident. How was a mother to repudiate her own baby? Thus, they returned the newborn with their mother.

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

But that second meeting left no room for doubt. Again, she started attacking him. The people in charge of the zoo quickly went to the help of the "little one" and separated him from his mother, perhaps forever.

The newborn Zhuang-zhuang has been adopted by his caretaker, who saved him from certain death in the Shendiaoshan wildlife reserve in the city of Rong-cheng, China.

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

According to those responsible for the nature reserve, Zhuang-zhuang wept inconsolably for more than five hours. "He could not bear to be separated from his mother, explained one of the vets, but it was she who was trying to kill him."

The zoo spokesman has ensured that the baby elephant and the caretaker have made good friends. The behavior of the mother is still not explained, something very strange in a spice as social as elephants. In any case, they had no choice but to separate the family.

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy

Source: YouTube/NewsEDKennedy


Elephants are known to be highly expressive creatures, according to PBS. They are known to show a wide range of emotions, from joy and anger to pain and compassion.

It's still up for debate whether elephants actually feel enough emotion to elicit tears of sadness, but experts definitely agree that the largest creatures on land feel a wide range of emotions.

A possible explanation for the behavior of the mother is that living in captivity, outside of family groups, can alter the instinct of protection towards their own offspring. Maybe the only thing the mother wanted was for her son not to live in the same conditions as her.

Elephants are known for being very good parents because their family-bonds are much like our own, if you don’t believe us see the video of an elephant calf that fell into a pool. Two females rushed to the edge of the pool and tried to reach for the baby.

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