For animal lovers, we have brought an adorable video of an elephant family which will make your Thursday. In the video, a family of elephants can be seen sleeping peacefully. The video was shared by an Indian Forest Officer (IFS) Parveen Kaswan on his official Twitter handle.
The video credited to China Central Television (CCTV). According to a BBC report, elephants were seen resting near a village in Xiyang township after heavy rains slowed down their travels.
Sharing the video on Twitter, Parveen Kaswan wrote, “This sleeping elephant family is the best thing on the internet today. Via CCTV (sic).”
This sleeping elephant family is best thing on internet today. Via CCTV. pic.twitter.com/1WahEM7eYK— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 9, 2021
The aerial view showed the elephant sleeping next to each other peacefully.
Parveen also shared a picture of the same elephant family on the microblogging site and also wrote some interesting facts about the herd of Asian elephants.
“Not always sleep like that. This looks cute so shared. They sleep in a standing position mostly. When I see they have only two jobs; sleep & eat. It doesn’t mean they do it half-half. They sleep for short time. But all remaining time they eat (sic),” one of his tweets reads.
Elephants have only two jobs; eat & sleep. They sleep heavily. They snore a lot.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 8, 2021
Most of the time one among herd remains awake as a guard, mostly bull.
Now in India maize & monsoon is here. Elephants will stay on forest boundaries. In day they will sleep & in night will raid.
#Elephants are interesting. At 2-3 PM will get up & start roaming for food. Raid fields in night & early hours. Then will sleep & snore like humans. Bull become the watcher for herd. Some 30 sleeping & 70 including staff are making it sure nobody disturbs. (Diary- 15/1/2019)— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 8, 2021
Not always sleep like that. This look cute so shared. They sleep in standing position mostly.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 9, 2021
When I see they have only two jobs; sleep & eat. It doesn’t mean they do it half - half. They sleep for short time. But all remaining time they eat.
Never seen an Ele not eating.
They don’t have an efficient digestive system. So they need to spend all time in eating.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 9, 2021
They look heavy but they walk a lot. That is why called as long ranging animals. A herd can walk 20 km a day. Presence of kids reduces the speed though.
And why they are long ranging. I want to think it shows how intelligent they are. Imagine a herd of 50-60 residing in same area. They will finish all.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 9, 2021
They want to utilise resources sustainably. And in that journey they keep spreading seeds.
As I say forest walk with elephants.
During this journey of these elephants.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) June 9, 2021
Sixteen animals were originally in the group, but the government says two returned home and a baby was born during the walk, news agency AP reported.
The real backpackers.
After the video and picture of the elephant family went viral on social media, netizens loved this sleeping family of elephants and wrote some interesting comments after seeing them.
The constantly moving lil one is reminding me of my lil kid that constantly wakes up in the night and keeps kicking me 🙂😃 as babies our instincts / behaviours are so similar to that of animals .. 🙂— Anupama Pande (@AnupamaPande2) June 9, 2021
Little one is the coolest, no matter what every child wants to sleep on the face of their mother 😂— Shweta Sharma (@isshwetaa) June 9, 2021
I think it was done on purpose. So it doesn't run away 🤣— K.S. 🇮🇳 (@ek_hindustan) June 9, 2021
Just loved how the elder elephants are protecting the mischievous baby elephant, by encircling the little one.— Shreya Malik (@shreyamalikIND) June 9, 2021
Though this tiny one makes one remember Bambi 🥺
😍😍— RambunctiousRash (@rambunctiousrk) June 9, 2021
Young ones of all species behave the same... cuddling, mischievous & naughty.... be it humans, lions, elephants or cows. 🥰🥰
I thought elephants slept standing up like horses. This seems like the elephants are drunk or high on some plants. 😋— Kiran (@KiranKakkattil) June 9, 2021
Meanwhile, the viral video has received 23.9k views and over 4k likes on Twitter.
What’s your reaction after watching the cute video of the cutest animal?