This is the moment a ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ baby elephant took a breather and used his ᴡᴏʀɴ-ᴏᴜᴛ friend as a chair.
The pictures were captured by 34-year-old holidaymaker Julie Lindenmayer, a zookeeper from Miami in Florida. She said: ” I think the elephant was initially interested in his friend. He was poking it with its trunk as it was trying to see if it was okay, and when there was no response, it just sat down. We were all a little worried about the one lying down. We thought maybe it was sick or ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ, but once it got up, it ate some grass and looked fine.”
Working as a zookeeper, Lindenmayer saw a lot of ᴡɪʟᴅʟɪꜰᴇ, but the sight of an elephant perched on its friend left her in awe. Lindenmayer added: “A sight like this is something that will stay with me for a lifetime. It’s easy to forget how lucky you are to see them so often, but seeing these animals in their natural habitat is an incredible feeling – especially when they display such an astonishing behavior.”