After it was caught munching on some sugarcane, a cheeky baby elephant tries to hide behind a narrow pole, believing as if no one could see it. When the locals shone a light on it, the baby elephant stood still hoping it wouldn’t be spotted.
The photo was originally shared on Facebook, with the caption that translates into: “Keep calm. Officers will see. Let’s continue eating sugarcane.” The photo has over 3k likes and 1k shares, and has spread across Twitter, Imgur and Reddit due to the elephant’s hilarious and cute act.
Sugarcane is apparently one of this elephant’s favourite food and it would go to great lengths for a taste.
Delicious lunch break 😊
Sugarcane is one of favourite food of elephants. In captivity sugarcane is an integral part of the diet plan. To provide energy. pic.twitter.com/IsjJDQCx2k
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) February 13, 2020
As the national animal for Thailand, elephants have been integral to Thai culture for many centuries. Elephants are protected and killing them carries a maximum jail time up to three years and a fine of 1,000 Baht (RM135).
However, elephants have become an endangered species since 1986 due to the rising number of elephant-human conflicts.