When we found this video above many years ago, we thought it was adorable and wanted to share it because we thought the elephant was having a great time. But, since then, we've learned that is NOT the case!
As it turns out, baby elephants are trained to romp in the ocean to amuse tourists. Trainers hide nails in their hands and then stab the baby elephant in the ear as they guide them into the ocean!
Please read this important article from One Green Planet about the reality behind this seemingly precious video and why these baby elephant videos are so cruel! Below is the reality of baby elephants in Thailand. Please watch.