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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Baby Elephant

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#4

Baby Elephant

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#5

Baby Elephant

Willy THUAN Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Baby Elephant

Robbie Prehn Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is where a trunk really does help. ;D

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#11

Baby Elephant

Björn Alicke Report

Nancy E
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#12

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#14

Baby Elephant

Roger N. Clark Report

Rhon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#15

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#16

Baby Elephant

Barbara Arstall Report

#18

Baby Elephant

Rupankar Mahanta Report

Katrė Šeduikytė
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#20

Baby Elephant

Diana Robinson Report

Rhon
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A gorgeous family photo ❤️

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#21

Baby Elephant

Johan Swanepoel Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Baby Elephant

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Rhon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#25

Baby Elephant

Marco Garofalo Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#26

Baby Elephant

Vivian H. Report

Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#27

Baby Elephant

Reid Park Zoo Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#30

Baby Elephant

Solent News & Photo Agency Report

Raluca Secosan
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Tegan Frid
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This baby was born without a foot. He's doing physiotherapy in the pool to strengthen his muscles now that he has a prosthesis.

Intensive Panda
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

water, what are you doing?! water, stahp

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Baby elephant receives hydrotherapy for injured foot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTYcLtV4AaE

Emerald Watters
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh that poor precious face! I shouldn't laugh, poor little fella.

Nicki Brewster
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scared to death. And where is the conditioner.

Joshua Caminos
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

feet touches weeds - what was that?

Mira Lambert
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i WANT OUT MOMMY HELP ME THIS GUY IS TRYING TO DROWN ME

Maia Montana
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor baby he or she is terrified

Judit Sz.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can read the story behind this picture and see other photos here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/jan/05/thailand-baby-elephant-water-therapy-in-pictures

Gillian Black
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5 years ago

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that is as scary to look at as that poor baby looks

Katrė Šeduikytė
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5 years ago

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Not sure if it's cute or really creepy:D

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