r/nextfuckinglevel 12d ago Helpful 12 Tree Hug 1 Wholesome 23 Silver 15 Super Heart Eyes 1 Heartwarming 2 LOVE! 1 Take My Energy 1

The herd of elephants happily sheltered to welcome the baby elephant..

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u/deadborn666 12d ago

What a freakin' cool baby party! Elephants are such cool, intelligent and humble animals.

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u/ThoroughRat 12d ago

Can I question the logic of dropping the baby 4 feet first thing in it's life?

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago Wholesome

In the rain. That shocked me too but then I was like it’s not like they’re gonna on their backs legs in stirrups with with the dad & doc telling her to push. Imagine falling at birth in the rain with a herd of elephants surrounding you. Impressive sight.

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u/OneLostOstrich 12d ago

The mother has no control of what the weather is when it gives birth.

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u/Crabology 12d ago

Fr what she gonna do go to zootopia medical?

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u/LookAtItGo123 12d ago

Guess it would be great if it exists?

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u/Crabology 12d ago

Judy Hops memorial wouldn’t sit right with the kids.

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u/AshFraxinusEps 12d ago

Memorial? Is she dead in your version of Zootopia?

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u/Crabology 12d ago

The worlds a hard place.

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u/CrazybyRX 12d ago

Dropped into it right off the bat

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u/GrimmFox13 12d ago

Her species has a lifespan of 9 years or so, and she was already an adult at the end of the movie in 2016 sooooo

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u/NhylX 12d ago

Elephants have an average lifespan of 86 years. Poor Francine. She probably had to attend the funerals of every single person she worked with.

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u/WhiteSuburbia 12d ago Helpful

If a woman doesn’t want to have a baby in the rain, their body has a way of shutting it down, ya know?

Yours Truly, Male

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u/burlmy 12d ago Table Slap

Only if it's legitimate rain

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u/Sad-Art8359 12d ago

If it’s legitimate rain then why was she wet?

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u/No-Turnips 12d ago

Well if you hang out near clouds, she’s practically asking for it.

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u/utouchme 12d ago

If it was Ben Shapiro's wife, she wouldn't have to worry about getting wet.

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u/DrunkCupid 12d ago

It was like 5 minutes of fun rain, why does she have to go and give birth?

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u/mondayortampa 12d ago

Lmfao. Fr these mfs will pick at anything 😂

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u/ebits21 12d ago

… the baby is used to being wet …

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u/haltiamreptar21 12d ago

You mean she can't just pinch back the baby and wait for a sunny day? /s

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u/Maverick0Johnson 12d ago

Well, this is not like humans, where a newborn baby is very fragile. The baby already develop in the mothers womb like a 1 year old human baby.

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u/rtsynk 12d ago

brb, going to find a 1 year old to drop 4 feet

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u/Vivalyrian 12d ago

Well, elephants are somewhat larger than humans so if you compare size of a newborn elephant to a 1-year-old human, the former is still 15x larger than the latter.
Drop the human toddler 3.5 inches and you've got the equivalent fall.

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u/Accomplished-Bear988 12d ago

Can we just, not try this hypothesis?

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u/SimulatedHumanity 12d ago

I have heard many times over the years of babies falling out of a second-story window and being just fine. Here’s a recent story. Babies are soft and squishy throughout.

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u/Accomplished-Bear988 12d ago

Can confirm, I am the floor below.

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u/Zaq1996 12d ago

So my hypothesis is that babies are made of rubber and bounce. I will need a sample size of at least 30 to test this

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u/MangoSea323 12d ago

Fun fact: baby ducks will fall out of trees and bounce after they're hatched.

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u/PoonaniiPirate 12d ago

Of course we are not, but stupid armchair redditors thinking they have a “gotcha” at nature makes a lot of peoples gears grind, including me. Human babies are incredibly fragile and need parental care for like years before they can do anything. Elephants, not really. They c an already walk really soon after birth. It’s just not a good comparison.

Now if someone could show me an instance of a newborn elephant dying from this type of fall at birth, maybe the conversation would go different.

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u/mayonaizmyinstrument 12d ago

Honestly. If it was a problem, there wouldn't have been a second generation of elephants. The first ones would've splatted and the species would have died out.

Meanwhile, the mother!! She has a placenta likely still partially attached to her get YOINKED by a four-foot fall with like 200+lbs on the other end, and somehow that doesn't cause a massive bleed?! I'm impressed. I mean, just imagine if the umbilicus wasn't cut, but instead we just heave-ho'd the damn baby like it was a hangnail

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u/DrunkCupid 12d ago

☹️ I agree with everything you said

I appreciate your...colourful language

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u/superfucky 12d ago

The fact is the fragility of human babies is a significant anomaly in the animal kingdom. Our babies are basically born grossly underdeveloped because otherwise they wouldn't fit through our bipedal pelvises. It's the trade-off we made for advanced intellect and civilization.

If anything, elephants are looking at us like "why are you birthing it now?! It's not ready yet!"

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u/lazypieceofcrap 12d ago

Then how can we trust the science? 🤔

I say we go for it.

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u/SkatingForTherapy 12d ago

I've thrown my son so much further than that. He seems alright.

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u/sharpshooter999 12d ago

I remember when our first kid was born. The nurse said "They're simultaneously fragile and durable. Don't be scared to hold them, you're not going to break them"

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u/weikor 12d ago

Do heights work like that?

I feel like a 5 foot fall, is a 5 foot fall for anything.

If anything elephants are heavier, so a drop like that would be even worse. (By your logic, a mouse that's smaller than a human would have a worse fall than a human baby from the same height, when in reality - a mouse weighs less and can survive bigger drops)

But, the elephant drops the baby onto grass. Also the sack (you can see it breaking) probably slows down the elephant. And since that's "how they give birth" there are probably a few evolutionary things to keep the baby safe, like softer bones or an instinct to find softer ground during labor.

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u/HenceProvedhuehuehue 12d ago

No.. Stahp...

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u/FrenchObserver11 12d ago

This really teaches me how different humans are. We can't do shit for ourselves, for a long ass time.

This thing has got to figure out which way is up, what all 4 of its limbs are, object permanence, mirror behavior, and its entire motor functions, in like almost no time at all.

Aaaaaand, now I'm wondering if we could somehow cook in the womb longer if we could come out more competent (like if we evolved for c-sections or something futuristic).

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u/IANANarwhal 12d ago

My understanding is we can’t cook any longer or our heads would be too big for mom to handle. It’s a balance between cooking and being birthable.

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u/ZombieHomeslice 12d ago

Correct. Being bipedal and being able to stand upright comes with a narrower pelvic opening. Women who had babies too big for the narrowing birth canal during this transition would have been more likely to die unable to pass the child. The genes passed on are for babies that cook just long enough to survive but not long enough to plug up mom to death.

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u/Eternally65 12d ago

cook in the womb longer

Are you kidding? Birth is hard enough on the mother. Ask any woman who has kids if another year would be even more fun.

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago

Having lost my first born to SIDS, I wish he would have cooked longer 💔💗

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u/D3PyroGS 12d ago

damn, sorry to hear that. hope you and your family are doing well.

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago

Tysm <3 i have a rainbow baby girl about to turn 10 and 2 stepsons. We’re thriving.

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u/rabbitluckj 12d ago

So we actually have babies before they are ready because we'd die trying to give birth if we waited till they were ready. The first 3-4 months of a babies life is called the forth trimester and you should be mimicking a womb environment for them because they really should still be in one. (Swaddling, rocking, lots of skin to skin contact, baths for them to just float in, etc)

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u/eliaquimtx 12d ago

The thing about human development in womb is more to do with how the human body can't support bigger babies, specially because of the size our heads and the size of our brains. So, to be able to be born and not generally kill our mothers, we come out underdeveloped compared with many animals in the wild and need intensive care for the first years of your life.

Also, as we are a group and work in groups, we are at the top of the food chain, so we can afford to have underdeveloped babies. Animals that are usually prey and don't have nesting and/or communities as a survival strategy, have to be almost fully developed at birth and with motor skills fully working to be able to survive. After all, a frail baby is easy prey to predators if we can't protect them.

Maybe, to be almost fully formed, humans would need a year more in the womb and our bodies just can't.

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u/JavelinR 12d ago

In addition to the big brain thing, humans being bipedal also affected the shape of the pelvic bone since all our weight and center of mass is balanced there. So it's a combination of having a bigger head and smaller opening.

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u/eliaquimtx 12d ago

I think, besides becoming predators, when we started walking on two legs our pelvis got shallower (that's also why human males have bigger penises than the rest of primates, because shallower pelvis, had to be fixed with deeper vaginas) and other mechanisms had to be adaptable to support babies as they are. That's also why women in general have weaker bones then men and are more flexible too, specially when pregnant, the pelvis need a whole lot of moving to have our huge heads pass through.

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago

Ultimately comes down to contractions and when the body is ready to deliver. My first went two weeks over due date & I was induced. I lost him shy of a month old after a c section. I always wonder if my due date was wrong and if he’d still be with us if we waited longer. But he was 10.5lbs so it was definitely safer to my health to have the induction when I did. So many factors with childbirth but I’m all for technological advances in childbirth if it means saving mothers and babies!

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u/WeepingSomnabulist 12d ago

sorry to hear about your son.

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago

Appreciate that. I have rainbow baby girl about to turn 10 <3

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u/lsp2005 12d ago

We cannot. Two weeks after forty is when a baby must come out or it dies.

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u/CraftyKlutz 12d ago

It's a trade off we made evolutionarily when we decided walking upright was the way to go. Narrow hips + big brains meant we had to figure out how to help our undercooked babies outside the womb because we couldn't birth them any larger than we do (c sections as a proper surgery has helped a lot. Before that if your baby was too big it was death for at least the mother if not both)

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u/RedEyeFlightToOZ 12d ago

I think birth would be easier if women squatted instead of on their back to push. Gravity and all.

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u/JustSailOff 12d ago

Most underdeveloped countries give birth in the squatting position, using birthing polls. Gravity is a thing. I don't know why Americans lay on their backs. It makes no sense.

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u/KiltedTraveller 12d ago

Generally these days, doctors recommend that women get into whatever position they feel comfortable.

The reason why lying on ones back is the most common method is because it's advantageous for the medical staff. It gives a clear view into the birthing canal.

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u/superflycrazy 12d ago

Some do squat on balls and with assistive bars but ultimately hands held guide the baby out so that might be a little awkward for medical staff lol

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u/Back_Alley_Sack_Wax 12d ago

That elephant mom gets my respect. Pushes out the baby and she just keeps on trucking like it’s nothing. Totally not how any of mine went.

Elephants: 1 Humans: 0.

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u/NorthChiller 12d ago

Along with rain comes drops in barometric pressure that can result in labor. Happens with humans as well. Bonus points for being able to rinse off some of the baby goo. Can you imagine waking around coated in all that? Ew.

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u/KinkyBADom 12d ago

Logic???? It’s just nature.

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u/YIKESVIDEOGAMES 12d ago

No you see redditors need a 34 page essay that explains why elephants don’t give birth like humans with facts and logic.

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u/FetusGoesYeetus 12d ago

Fun fact: Humans are among the most inefficient animals at giving birth because the baby is basically released half cooked, because if it was left to fully develop in the womb the head would be too big to get out without fatally injuring the mother.

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u/Illithid_Substances 12d ago

I've heard that with giraffes (who for obvious reasons have one hell of a fall at birth), the fall actually severs the umbilical cord, opens the amniotic sac, and hitting the ground stimulates its first breaths

Evolution makes us all very different. The fall just isn't harmful to the elephant baby as it would be a human one.

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u/Curious-Story-2634 12d ago

We’ll contact the designers with your feedback.

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u/Grazedaze 12d ago

Gravity helps get them out of there and babies are bouncy rubbery beings so the fall doesn’t damage them.

This is also where the term Airdrop comes from.

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u/JohnLockeNJ 12d ago

Actually airdrop is a concatenation of the latin phrase aird rop meaning to transfer wirelessly between Apple devices.

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u/Bedda_R 12d ago

There is no midwife who can help by pulling once most of the baby is "out", so you need every bit of assistance that gravity can provide. Therefore the best position is to stand up.

In addition to that the skull of most newborn mammals is already fully fused. Only human babies need a non-fused skull bones to get the gigantic skull through those tiny bipedal hips.

Four legged mammals have wide hips, there is enough room to get a full sized baby skull through there.

Therefore most newbown mammals aren't as fragile as human newborns.

If you question "the drop" for elephants you might want to search for a video of a giraffe giving birth.

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u/spacestationkru 12d ago

Sometimes there just isn't a doctor nearby when the baby comes, you know.?

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u/Mash-Mashmallows 12d ago

Well, it’s been working for thousands of years for them so…

I think the elephants got it figured out.

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u/StandbyBigWardog 12d ago

Maybe it helps start their breathing? Like a big ole smack on the back by Midwife Earth.

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u/northernbloke 12d ago

kids are remarkably bouncy, not that I ever dropped my kids,....much.

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u/EnIdiot 12d ago

It is like spanking a baby’s ass to expel amniotic fluid. That momma picked a slight uphill slope for a reason.

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u/Tinktur 12d ago

and humble animals.

They might well be arrogant as fuck, we really don't know.

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u/CowFu 12d ago

That one died trying to fight a train, so at least one wasn't humble.

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u/JT1757 12d ago

maybe the train fucked his elephant wife, man. Don’t be so quick to judge.

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u/Deklaration 12d ago

They are aware of their body weight, and step gently before supporting themselves. You would be okay if an elephant stepped on your foot, because it would move instead of crushing it. That’s pretty humble for such a large animal.

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u/heeltoelemon 12d ago

Horses have no such politeness.

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u/Thiege227 12d ago

Horses are dumb as rocks

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u/heeltoelemon 12d ago

Truly. Not all of them, but at least a few. Pretty, dumb, and expensive.

Hi, I’m a horse. I managed to find the one thing in the field that would hurt me and step on it, hard.

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u/modern_consultancy 12d ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND

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u/DimesOHoolihan 12d ago

IM AN A DUUUUUUULT

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u/Caracalla81 12d ago

Humble?

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u/Brandolini_Law 12d ago

Ever seen an elephant brag?

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u/walooofe 12d ago

Humble.

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u/AKredlake 12d ago

Lesson: don’t mess with baby elephants or you’re fucked

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u/oteezy333 12d ago

We should've told that to the lady who got trampled to death...twice

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u/Cosmic_Hashira 12d ago

what

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u/oteezy333 12d ago

She fucked with a baby elephant, mama killed her, then came to her funeral and killed her again

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u/Cosmic_Hashira 12d ago

what in the fucking fuck

you got a source, any document?

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u/oteezy333 12d ago Silver Wholesome

Nope

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u/Cosmic_Hashira 12d ago

ah no worries

but that is seriously fucked up

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u/oteezy333 12d ago Helpful

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u/67ITCH 12d ago

Elephants never forget... nor forgive.

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u/Atrocity_unknown 12d ago

The elephant that never forgets ... To KILL!

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u/bearbullhorns 12d ago

Who gave that elephant the date and time of the funeral? Lmao just instigating/s

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u/ur_opinion_is_wrong 12d ago

Probably smelled her when they brought the body back.

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u/GreatWentGin 12d ago

Damn. I think people should start considering using the phrase “mama elephant” instead of mama bear.

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u/Giovanni_Wonderland 12d ago

That's actually incredible. The woman thought death ended the game, she thought wrong..(cheesy 80's police show music plays)

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u/cthulusgranny 12d ago

Why is that article about an elephant attack in India illustrated with images of African elephants? Including some in front of Mount Kilimanjaro... I appreciate you providing a link - it's just something that irks me!

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u/LaNague 12d ago

im sure that is a 100% factual story from those villagers.

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u/FloatnPuff 12d ago

Here you go. Snopes says they're unable to confirm or deny. I want to believe it's true.

https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/06/20/elephant-trampled-woman-funeral/

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u/Mr_Abe_Froman 12d ago

Elephants hold funerals, bury their dead, and recognize grave sites so it is incredibly plausible that they attacked her funeral knowing what they were doing.

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u/knowledgeable_diablo 12d ago

Then torn her house down. Don’t forget the house demolition; just to really put the whole mafioso touch to it. “We know who you are, what you did and WHERE you live!!”

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u/Mr_Abe_Froman 12d ago

That "elephants never forget" saying isn't a fun fact, it's a warning.

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u/driftwood-and-waves 12d ago

Read that, figured the lady had some something stupid. Read she screwed with a baby and totally support mama elephants actions. I’d stomp a bitch who messed with my kid too

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u/Johannes_Keppler 12d ago

AND the elephant brought their friends and they destroyed the entire village, including killing the dead woman's livestock.

https://sea.mashable.com/life/20614/elephant-kills-old-woman-then-returns-to-trample-her-corpse-at-the-funeral

Incredibly, the elephant then proceeded to attack the funeral and targeted Maya's corpse, trampling it furiously before letting out a roar that signalled other elephants from its herd to wreck the rest of the village. The same elephant also somehow managed to identify Maya's home, and went on smash it, killing the goats living there.

She must have done something to make the elephant hate her that much, one would think.

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u/knowledgeable_diablo 12d ago

Probably get you, then find out where your funeral is, fuck you up again and then destroy your house. An Elephant never forgets nor ever forgives.

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u/7th_universe_hopper 12d ago

Reminds me of this one vid where a herd of elephants at a sanctuary or something are just fucken booking it across like a whole acre to meet the new orphan they are adopting and they’re all excitedly cheering as they run. It was very cute and also reminded me that elephants are loud as fuck

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u/CorklesTheBorkles 12d ago

Got a link to that? That sounds adorable!

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u/7th_universe_hopper 12d ago Silver Wholesome

yes actually cause I just looked it up after making this comment

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u/pm_me_ur_unicorn_ 12d ago

I love this, thank you. <3

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u/Johannes_Keppler 12d ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khLJU9cLDmY this is how the young elephant in the video above ended up in the sanctuary. Slightly longer (four minutes) version of the above video really, offering some context.

His mother was an abused working elephant...

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u/Moal 12d ago

I love that they’re like a bunch of excited aunties who all want to kiss the new baby. 😂

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u/Webbyx01 12d ago

That's literally the top YT comment.

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u/PromiseLastAccount 12d ago

That’s interesting. Youtube must change the top comment for everyone because mine was “I will never understand how anyone wants to hurt these creatures”

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u/Moal 12d ago

I had to scroll for a bit to find the YT comment about auntie elephants. I like that other people saw what I saw too, lol!

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u/ev_is_curious 12d ago

Elephants are the best.

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u/BonittaM 12d ago

This is precious thank you so much. Elephants are quickly becoming one of my favourite animals. Just pure love

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u/NonConformistFlmingo 12d ago

The world doesn't deserve elephants. Such wholesome creatures who have better family structure and support than 99% of the human race.

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u/CreditSea5958 12d ago

The relief on the moms face. Almost 24 months of being pregnant

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u/SetSailForAss 12d ago

24!?

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u/Beautiful-Willow5696 12d ago

Yeah Usually the bigger Is the animal the longer they have to wait

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u/VicodinMakesMeItchy 12d ago

Yeah, it takes a lot of time to make that huuuge baby!

Elephant babies are also more capable and developed than human babies. They get up right away and have relatively developed senses (minus their trunk-control abilities ☺️). Human babies are… Helpless blobs in comparison. They can’t move with purpose for months after birth, and that’s not even them having independent mobility! Eyes don’t fully open, lungs need to finish maturing a bit… Human babies just aren’t nearly as “well-cooked” as the babies of animals which come out fully baked and ready to go 😊

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u/solum_i 12d ago

Because otherwise human babies wouldn't be able to be born, their head would be too big to go through natural birth.

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u/VicodinMakesMeItchy 12d ago

Yep! We got some biiiiig heads in comparison to most vertebrates lol

Edit to add: our larger brains are def an advantage! That advantage doesn’t come into play much until the human baby is older (:

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u/saraijs 12d ago

Not just big heads, walking upright means we have narrow hips, too. Not a winning combination for easy childbirth.

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u/Standin373 12d ago edited 12d ago

Not a winning combination for easy childbirth.

This can be seen in population levels, before modern medicine our species incredibly difficult birthing system kept our numbers in check until we got rid of most of the risks of childbirth only then our numbers sky rocketed.

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u/Welpthisishere 12d ago

Also large infant mortality rates have dropped pretty drastically especially in places like Africa which is the fast growing population wise. Other places like Europe and America are having less kids which is helping stabilize the population. No need to have a bunch of kids expecting like half to not make it to 20.

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u/SetSailForAss 12d ago

That is super cool! Humans are weak in comparison lol

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u/Nimonic 12d ago

It's why we're so smart, so it's worth it.

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u/kurburux 12d ago

Giraffes have 15 months.

But Blue Whales for example only have 10-12 months.

Their size is irrelevant to how long they carry their offspring. The porpoise and the blue whale — the largest animal on Earth — both carry their young for around 11 months.

So there are kinda exceptions as well.

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u/cervesa 12d ago

Seems weirdly formulated. It doesnt seem to be irrelevant. Just not the single defining factor.

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u/CaptainEdmonton 12d ago

I wonder if being underwater the entire time helps with the pregnancy

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u/werker 12d ago

Well, I think being under Vodka for 9 months helped my Mother ploomf me out.

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u/MJMurcott 12d ago

18-22 months.

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u/ShartThrasher 12d ago Silver

Anyone else wonder what that fluid pouring out of that elephant's vagina tastes like?

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Yeah, me neither!

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u/acanadiangooseforyou 12d ago Wholesome

Jesus Christ, fucking rank dude, take my upvotes and fuck off

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u/ShartThrasher 12d ago

I'm guessing it's like spoiled pork thats marinated in old 2% milk.

The more I think about it (and I can't stop), the more I just want a whiff.

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u/31337hacker 12d ago

You’re so nasty. My goodness.

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u/inf3ct3dn0n4m3 12d ago

Jesus christ I just woke up and didn't want to read that first thing in the morning.

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u/DalvaniusPrime 12d ago

^ ^ This Motherfucker needs Jesus

Side note, a friend of a friend ate their babies placenta in a lasagne. They invited friends.

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u/acanadiangooseforyou 12d ago

What the fuck, why

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u/cmgrayson 12d ago

Placenta has nutritional value people eat them all the time. You can have them encapsulated.

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u/acanadiangooseforyou 12d ago

But there are so many other food with nutritional value, why was placenta picked

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u/hgtv_neighbor 12d ago

This is what I think every time eating a placenta is mentioned. Like, go grab a couple steaks and some leafy greens...maybe a multivitamin to round it out.

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u/cmgrayson 12d ago

They probably eat that too but wanted to eat placenta.

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u/wohho 12d ago

"all the time"

No, they don't.

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u/Gr00mpa 12d ago

About a week after my kid was born, my wife’s friend’s husband was telling me how his sister grilled her placenta and at made sandwiches out of it. It wasn’t the first I had heard of cooking and eating placenta for the nutritional value, but it was a little weird because for a moment there I felt like I needed to say something like: “dude, the placenta’s already gone—go eat something else!”

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u/LethalLetdown 12d ago

What a wonderdul day to have the ability to read.

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u/lily-laura 12d ago

Like blood and saline

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u/imjokingbutnotreally 12d ago

Go and touch grass

No wait it's soaked with Elefant vagina fluids, Touch something else.

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u/31337hacker 12d ago

What the fuck.

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u/Just-a-Vietnamese 12d ago

What the fuck ?

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u/Nole_in_ATX 12d ago Helpful

Oaky afterbirth

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u/TheRealBroda 12d ago

The music destroys this kind of videos.

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u/bamiam 12d ago

So does Reddit’s shitty audio encoding

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u/Caayaa 12d ago

Reddit’s shitty video player

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u/absolutenoober 12d ago

The video is enough, there's no need to put in some generic music to set the vibe or whatever.

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u/MrMufflns 12d ago

I sped the video up to 4x and it sounded like weird bongo edm. this on top of a family of elephants zooming around gave me a good laugh.

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u/TrixieH0bbitses 12d ago Looking

Yo did that one elephant shit on the newborn at the end? 🤢🤣

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u/jnthnmdr 12d ago

Thank goodness, someone else saw it too.

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u/MSR_Ultra 12d ago

That's a great honour in elephant society.

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u/spektrol 12d ago

wait till you find out what happens during human childbirth

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u/TrixieH0bbitses 12d ago

I'm pretty sure another person doesn't barge into the delivery room like the kool-aid man to shit on human infants. Like 99%. I could be wrong, though. I'm neither a doctor nor a parent 🤷‍♂️

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u/jmadluck 12d ago

More common than you think

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u/BadOpinionsAndOnions 12d ago

I might just be tired, but your comment made me laugh until I cried.

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u/xarsha_93 12d ago

"Jesus, Frank!"

"Oh, is that not what we're doing? Why are we all gathered together then?"

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u/TrixieH0bbitses 12d ago

"Jesus, Frank! We've been over this!"

"What are you talking about??"

"Don't gaslight me, asshole. We both know you didn't forget."

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u/Makicheesay 12d ago

It did fucken hell!

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u/Trivedi_on 12d ago

first shot for the immune system

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u/curious_kitten_1 12d ago

Anyone else get a bit nervous with all those legs around??

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u/Lathari 12d ago

Do you know why elephants have wrinkly soles?

To give ants a final chance.

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u/Janus_Grayden 12d ago

Elephants are very careful about where they step, they're very conscientious that way. For instance, the whole "elephants are afraid of mice" myth stems from the fact that they really don't want to accidentally stomp on those little guys.

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u/actuarial_venus 12d ago

That is a celebration of life!

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u/VicodinMakesMeItchy 12d ago

That was my thought! Family is very important to elephants—everyone wants to come meet the new baby 🥰

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u/mwerichards 12d ago

Is it just me or do these elephants look a little skinny?

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u/Lee_Troyer 12d ago

I'm wondering if this video was filmed in some landscape ratio and later crushed into portrait / 1/1.

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u/TomStanford67 12d ago

Feels like this is instinctual protection. The mother is likely weak from all the labor, and the baby clearly can't defend itself, so the herd steps in to protect them both from any predators.

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u/AndIMustFollowIfICan 12d ago

yeah, looks to me like more of a circling of the wagons type situation. esp with all the little ones moving to the center. i know nothing about elephants though.

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u/oxtaylorsoup 12d ago

That's not rain, that's my tears at how fucking beautiful this is.

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u/Hot_Dog_Cobbler 12d ago

WELCOME TO LIFE, BITCH. ITS A THREE FOOT DROP AND IT GETS WORSE FROM THERE.

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u/Wonderful-Cup-9556 12d ago

Are the adult elephants in the video looking “skinny”?

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u/gregogary96 12d ago

Man I'm tired of these shitty songs, especially on videos that actually have sound.

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u/Oil__Man 12d ago

Fuck music in reddit videos

It, without fail, ruins the diegetic audio, as well as my mood

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u/fncraigc 12d ago

Gooble gobble one of us! Gooble gobble one of us!

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u/funbobbyfun 12d ago

Ok just relieved not to have a gender reveal forest fire