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Zoo Captures Moment When Adult Elephants Work Together to Save Baby [Video]

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We all know the power of maternal instinct, but we haven't seen it like this before.

When a baby elephant took a tumble into a pool at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea, footage captured 2 adult elephants springing into action.

The captured footage shows the curious 1-year-old baby getting close to the water's edge and then accidentally tumbling in.

Luckily the baby was not actually drowning according to Joyce Poole, a National Geographic explorer and co-founder of Elephant Voices.

“When elephants swim, they put their trunk out of the water and continue to breathe,” she said.

Of course, the easiest way to cool down is probably with a splash of water, like this elephant at a zoo in Seoul.

Posted by CGTN on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In the video, you can see the baby doing this snorkeling behavior, which means it was in no immediate danger.

So why all the panic?

Continue to the next page to find out why and watch the video.

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