touch Footage gets millions of views on social media
A baby elephant. — veverkolog/Pixabay
Almost imperturbable… While reporting from an elephant orphanage, Alvin Kaunda, a Kenyan journalist, was somewhat disturbed by one of the pachyderms, reports the Courrier international. A baby elephant approached of the reporter and began to tickle him with his trunk.
While the animal puts its trunk on the journalist’s ear, the latter remains unmoved, continuing to talk. recite his text facing the camera. No reaction either when the baby elephant puts his trunk on his head.
Baby elephant disrupting a TV reporter is the best part of today. pic.twitter.com/DseqitxoG9
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< p>But when it descends on his face, Alvin Kaunda can't help but burst out laughing. The sequence quickly made the rounds of the Web and accumulates to; over 12 million views to date.
While the images are hilarious, the reality is is, on the contrary, very sad for these elephants. Many of them, like other animals, have died in recent weeks in Kenya, victims of an unprecedented drought. “Facing an increasing number of droughts, it is our responsibility; to preserve our own natural environment, to save our endangered species and to guarantee them a habitat”, warns the journalist in the report… before being interrupted.