Elephants are the gentle giants we all know and love - but baby elephants are even better. It's time to show some significant appreciation to these fuzzy-headed adorable animals who will eventually become the mammoths of tomorrow.

Elephant baby, or a calf, is usually born at about 250 pounds and 3 feet tall. They're pretty clumsy for about three months after they're born and have hardly any control over their trunks, which they often trip over. As if that doesn't make them enough of a bustle, calves usually drink around three whole gallons of milk every day, a routine they sometimes keep for up to 10 years. That's a tall order for a mom of any wild animal species! While male elephants will grow to leave the herd after 12 years or so, females stay with their families for life - good news for all of the elephant parents who can't bear the thought of their cute elephant daughters leaving the nest.

Thanks to wildlife photography experts we can share the most adorable Dumbos with you. Check out our compilation of the cute animals below, and share this with anyone who might need a few floppy ears to help them get through today.

#1

Baby Elephant

GallowBoob Report

Hans 2 years ago

This is my favorite in this series. The stiff snorkel-trunk...awesome!

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#2

Baby Elephant

Shah Rogers Report

Rhon 2 years ago

Sibling love ❤️️❤️️

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#3

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varwenea 2 years ago

Playing with his little friends ❤

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#4

Baby Elephant

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varwenea 2 years ago

Baby elephant tushy and pink(?) feet - adorable!

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#5

Baby Elephant

Willy THUAN Report

John L 2 years ago

This is so nice and cool. But why does the water have to taste so bad? :(

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#6

Baby Elephant

Sangdeaun Lek Chailert Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Hide and seek. You can't see me!!

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#7

Baby Elephant

Alonso_Bear Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Ok, that has got to be heavy!

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#8

Baby Elephant

Robbie Prehn Report

John L 2 years ago

This is where a trunk really does help. ;D

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#9

Baby Elephant

Gary Brookshaw Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Look at those fuzzy baby hair!

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#10

Baby Elephant

vernontripple Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Need an elephant 🐘 crossing sign!

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#11

Baby Elephant

Björn Alicke Report

Nancy E 2 years ago

What could be cuter than this ! Glad ivory on the banned list.

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#12

Baby Elephant

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varwenea 2 years ago

I am just as fascinated with his ears hanging like a shirt collar as I am with the twirling trunk.

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#13

Baby Elephant

Joe Klamar Report

varwenea 2 years ago

I'm ready for my close-up!

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#14

Baby Elephant

Roger N. Clark Report

Rhon 2 years ago

No you can't see what I've got!

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#15

Baby Elephant

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Yumeko 2 years ago

Cute cute cute !! 💗

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#16

Baby Elephant

Barbara Arstall Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Sexy babe pose. Yes darling, you're gorgeous!

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#17

Baby Elephant

The Chai Lai Orchid Report

Hans 2 years ago

"Don't move!" – "Impossible anyway."

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#18

Baby Elephant

Rupankar Mahanta Report

Katrė Šeduikytė 2 years ago

I can't imagine his expression is anything else but a happy smile. He even does the smize!

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#19

Baby Elephant

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John L 2 years ago

Learning the fine art of 'Stretching out and relaxing'.

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#20

Baby Elephant

Diana Robinson Report

Rhon 2 years ago

A gorgeous family photo ❤️

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#21

Baby Elephant

Johan Swanepoel Report

John L 2 years ago

I always know where to go whenever I need some love and protection.

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#22

Baby Elephant

Reid Park Zoo Report

TheRubyFalcon 2 years ago

NO! I am not six months!! ME KING OF WORLD.

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#23

Baby Elephant

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Rhon 2 years ago

Oh hi can I play with....nope you scary

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#24

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Play with me

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#25

Baby Elephant

Marco Garofalo Report

John L 2 years ago

Its been a busy day, so I need to reload for tomorrow.

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#26

Baby Elephant

Vivian H. Report

Hans 2 years ago

Let's hope mom does not try the same thing. :o

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#27

Baby Elephant

Reid Park Zoo Report

John L 2 years ago

Ok honey, quit playing with your water, and drink up.

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#28

Baby Elephant

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Don't leave me

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#29

Baby Elephant

Antje Wenner-Braun Report

Rhon 2 years ago

We need a bigger tub!

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#30

Baby Elephant

Solent News & Photo Agency Report

Raluca Secosan 2 years ago

I'm basically going to like all of the photos/gifs from this article, aren't I?

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#31

Baby Elephant

Roberto Schmidt Report

Rhon 2 years ago

No no no no no no NO!

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