Elephant Fighting off Hyenas


Elephant fights off hyenas to save baby. “This is the incredible moment an elephant came to the rescue of one of its babies being attacked by a pack of hyenas. The elephant is seen charging at the hyenas to ward them off its offspring. The photos were captured by American photographer Jayesh Mehta, 47, in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana”.

The hyenas dart and nip at the baby calf during the chase – mauling the baby quite badly – especially its hindquarters. (Photo by Jayesh Mehta/Caters News)



The elephant chasing the hyenas away from its calf. (Photo by Jayesh Mehta/Caters News)


“It was amazing to see some of the hyenas coming from all sides to irritate the larger elephants – and other hyenas to try and grab the baby whenever the attention of the larger elephants was diverted”, said the photographer. (Photo by Jayesh Mehta/Caters News)


Mission accomplished: Elephant, 1. Hyenas, 0. The baby calf safe with its parent. (Photo by Jayesh Mehta/Caters News)

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