“Humans can learn a lot from animals,” is the general consensus on the internet after a heartbreaking video of a herd of elephants taking out a “funeral procession” for a dead calf, went viral. Nothing haunts as much as death and this statement holds true not just for human beings but for animals as well – it is certainly evident in the video in question.
The video was shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Service officer Parveen Kaswan last week but is now being circulated on social media. In the clip, an elephant trudges outside the forest with the dead calf and carefully walks across, before dropping the carcass on the road. It steps ahead, thereafter, and stands in reticence. The rest of the herd emerges from the forest and collects around the carcass, following which, the elephants proceed together inside the forest with the dead calf.
“This will move you !! Funeral procession of the weeping elephants carrying dead body of the child elephant. The family just don’t want to leave the baby,” Parveen Kaswan’s caption of the post reads.
The video has been retweeted almost 7,000 times and garnered over 14,000 likes. Twitter, meanwhile, is getting really emotional after watching the clip. Really very touching, read a tweet while another user said, “Compassion love and togetherness. What they have and we humans lack in this age.”