Do Animals Have Feelings? This Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After His Mother Rejected Him
When Zhuangzhuang was born, he was rejected by his mother. His keepers reacted in horror as the mother nearly stamped him to death almost immediately after he was born.
They thought it was an accident at first. He was removed and his wounds treated, but when he was reintroduced, the mother attacked him again.
So the keepers had to remove him permanently, and that's when he began to cry. He cried for 5 hours, even though staff at the Shendiashan Wild Animal Natural Reserve tried to comfort him.
Fortunately, after some time, the calf snapped out of it and is living a happy, healthy life these days. Good news.