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Touching Footage Of Elephants "Saying Goodbye" To Dead Young

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Published on Jan 24, 2012

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The herd of elephants say goodbye to Lola the dead elephant calf at Hellabrunn Zoo on January 21, 2012 in Munich, Germany. A baby elephant who tragically died at a German zoo is brought back before her herd so they can say goodbye. Lola, a three month old elephant, died on 21st January 2012, during a CT scan ahead of an operation to fix a serious heart defect. Lola's body was brought back to the herd at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, on Saturday afternoon, so that her mother, Panang (22), could say her goodbyes to her in peace. Afterwards the herd gently nuzzled the lifeless body with their trunks and took their leave of her.

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streamofawareness
Anyone who says animals don't have feelings needs to shut up because they clearly do.
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Yi-Phan Tua
I lost it, the moment I saw the mother stroke the baby's lifeless body with her trunk... that was heart-wrenching. I cried all the way thru this...
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Susan DA
the sight of the bullhook kind of spoils the mood
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sihwidi romadhona
i love animals especially elephants , God bless all animals, all wildlife , all elephants, dogs, cats, tigers etc..etc..in the world..
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martyrsandghosts
Goes to show these elephants are more sensitive than human beings. What a shame, drop the bull hooks and unchain them!
EricH1983
Nice one Youtube, gonna have to punch a wall to feel manly again..
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james wilson
anyone else notice the elephant sniffing the dead ones bhole at 1:32 ??
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Vp9493
Wow! At 1:03 it shows a man holding a tool circus abusers use to hurt and torture the animals!!! So cruel!!!!!
Dina Strange
Why are they on chains?
STEPHEN PAUL
ok, its a sad moment so y is he holding a bullhook.
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