Mother Elephant Mourns The Death Of Its Baby In Viral Video

On Tuesday (1 September) a male baby elephant was killed by a car while crossing the road at Kota Tinggi - Mersing road.

mother elephant mourns the death of its baby in viral videoPhoto via Facebook Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS & Facebook Orang Kota - Tinggi

...and now a heartbreaking video of the mother elephant mourning the death of its calf is circulating the internet!

In a video footage posted by Info Roadblock JPJ on Facebook, the mother elephant can be seen standing beside the baby elephant.

01Sept2020/Johor Kemalangan awal pagi tadi di jalan Mawai menghala Mersing melibatkan sebuah kereta melanggar anak gajah. Si ibu gajah tetap berada disisi anaknya yg sudah mati.. #inforoadblock

Posted by Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS on Monday, August 31, 2020

A motorcyclist in the video said that he was shocked to see an elephant just standing at the side of the road because it was such a rare sight. 

He said: “I saw an elephant just standing there at the side of the road. When I came closer, only then I realised that it was standing beside its dead calf.”

According to the Malay Mail, another motorcyclist said that the elephant had been involved in an accident involving a car that was badly damaged.

Another social media user posted a video of the mother elephant shaking its baby in an effort to wake him up.

😭😭😭😭 haiwan pun sayang anaknya lagi kan kita manusia.

Posted by Orang Kota - Tinggi on Monday, August 31, 2020

Netizens commented that drivers on the road should not be speeding especially when the area is frequented by wild animals. 

Accidents like this are avoidable. Be careful when you’re driving, and avoid speeding especially when there are wild animals signage in the area! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat