WATCH: 3 baby elephants completely underestimate the muddiness of mud

2015-06-30 21:15
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Cape Town - This playful trio learnt one of the biggest elephant lessons in a collective learning curve, when they got a bit stuck in the mud pool they were racing to.

The three are obviously super-excited about the trip to the watering hole, as they are first seen on camera in a serious race, clumsily speeding to the water's edge. Once there, however, the guys get into quite a sticky situation... 

See for yourself: 

Baby Elephants Racing - Etali Safari Lodge - Madikwe.mp4 from Etali Safari Lodge on Vimeo.

While their mothers had no trouble making their way through the sticky pit, these little ellies were stuck in the mud.  

Thankfully, all three were able to get out without any injury - save for their bruised egos, of course!

The footage was filmed in South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, and shared by Etali Safari Lodge to their Vimeo profile.

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