In India, A Baby Elephant Goofs Off Under the Watchful Eyes of Its Massive Bodyguards

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A baby wild elephant plays between two adults outside of Gauhati, India—the same city where, less than a month ago, a male elephant wandered the streets after being separated from his herd.

Close human encounters with wild animals have increased due to booming development in the area, which may explain why these two big bodyguards have adopted such a protective stance.

AP Photo by Anupam Nath