The amorous animal was trying to get lucky with his mate - but accidentally scuppered his own chances. This is the awkward moment an elephant tried to mate with its partner - before it all went disastrously wrong. Just as he was about to do the deed the eager elephant must have had a last minute bout of nerves as he unfortunately had a spot of diarrhoea instead. So shocked by his poorly-timed poo, the embarrassed elephant fell backwards, completely ruining the romantic moment. Quickly standing up hoping his mate hadn't noticed, the poor pachyderm stood with his back to his mate, clearly too embarrassed to even look them in the eye.
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Elephants are clearly the most devoted parents around — and proof comes from this dramatic clip showing the moment that protective instinct suddenly kicked in for two adults. Footage from Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea, shows how they expertly dealt with a potential disaster when a baby slipped into a pool of water. When the calf loses its footing and falls in, the adult elephant that had been standing next to it appears to panic — but another rushes over from the other side of the enclosure.
Recently in Addo Elephant National Park , we came across a herd of about 80 elephants and there seemed to be a big commotion so we stopped to watch. Usually males separate females from the herd when they wish to mate with them. However, what made this sighting so interesting was that this male continued to mate with this female in the midsts of the herd. In the Guest Blogger profile, you'll see fresh and exciting content from a range of contributors who have submitted their content to us on a once-off or temporary basis, including press releases, campaigns and exciting adventure and travel tales!