Elephants are the gentle giants we all know and love - but baby elephants are even better.
It's time to show some major appreciation to the fuzzy-headed little Dumbo's who will eventually become the mammoths of tomorrow.
Elephant babies, or calves, are usually born at about 250 pounds and 3 feet tall.
They're pretty clumsy for about 3 months after they're born, and have hardly any control over their trunks, which they often trip over.
As if that doesn't make them enough of a handful, calves usually drink around 3 whole gallons of milk every day, a routine they sometimes keep for up to 10 years.
That's a tall order for a mom of any species! While male elephants will grow to leave the herd after 12 years or so, females stay with their families for life - good news for all of the elephant parents who can't bear the thought of their daughters leavin
#8 Cuteness overload
#9 Sibling love
#10 precious <3
#11 cute cute cute !!
#12 Yes darling, you're gorgeous!
#13 Elephant fetch!
#14 Aww, he looks so happy! :D
#15 Sexy babe pose
#16 purr, purr
#17 Who knew throwing dirt over your back could be sooo much fun.