Baby elephant chases birds in ‘joyful moment’ caught on video

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A baby elephant rescued from a riding camp and now residing at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park apparently loves to chase birds.

The accompanying footage shows Baby Wan Mai – whose name translates to New Day or New Beginning – sloshing across a sodden field in pursuit of small birds. (The footage is best-viewed in full screen with volume.)

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Baby Wan Mai was born premature and tiny. She was rescued along with her mother, Mae Mai, by Elephant Nature Park founder Lek Chailert.

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As viewers can see, Baby Wan Mai is now a robust 1-year-old enjoying a carefree existence in which each day calls for new discoveries.