Baby elephant cries: Twice rejected and brutally attacked by his mother, a baby elephant cried five hours at a zoo in China. It's a very sad instance in which for some unknown reason the mother didn't want anything to do with her newborn calf.
Web Pro News reports Sept. 13 that this heartbreaking story about a baby elephant cries not being heard by is mother resulted in the young calf weeping inconsolably for hours until he responded to zookeepers who tried to step in.
Animal caretakers at the zoo thought the baby elephant was accidentally injured by his mother in the beginning. They removed him, treated his injuries, then returned him back to her. She turned on him once more -- stomping on him, attempting to kill him.
The baby elephant that cried for his mother is named Little Zhuangzhuang. All of this took place at Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Nature Reserve in Rongcheng, China.
It's unclear why the mother rejected her offspring, but there are instances of this happening in nature. What makes this devastating story so surreal is the fact that when an elephant cries, it's a semblance of human reaction. Little Zhuangzhuang literally had tears in his eyes when he was crying for his mother. Fortunately, he managed to recover from his severe depression over his mother leaving him and is in good care at the zoo now.