An elephant never forgets. Especially when someone saves their life.
That’s why this herd has practically accepted this man as one of their own.
In this beautiful video, you get to see just how warmly the herd accepts Darrick, the man who worked so hard to save them, as one of their own. This guy just might be an elephant whisperer!
The elephant who responds to him the most is baby KhamLa. Darrick was on the rescue and transport trip that brought her herd to the Save the Elephant project. Since then, the two have formed an unbreakable bond.
Darrick really is treated like a member of the herd. We can’t believe how the elephants respond to him when he shows up to the watering hole. They recognize him and run up to greet him. Their behaviors almost seem like the type we would normally associate with a pet dog. It’s incredible.
The herd goes about its daily routine with Darrick in tow. He even joins them in the water while they play and bathe. The trust that they have for this man is so amazing.
Our favorite is definitely still KhamLa though. It melts our hearts to see how positively she responds to Darrick. It’s clear that his life’s work of saving these incredible creatures is really paying off.
We love how KhamLa leads Darrick through the park every day.
It’s probably safe to say that most people would love to have an elephant best friend! Darrick is so lucky.
Elephants are such incredible animals. They’re so smart and the bonds that they develop in their herd are deep and unbreakable. That’s just another reason it’s so mind-blowing that Darrick is so close with them. They’ve truly accepted him as part of their herd.
Darrick is a hero for the elephant herds of the world thanks to all of the conservation work he does. While he would love to be with KhamLa and her family all of the time, he cannot be full-time. His full-time job is to continue working on his many ongoing projects that aim to protect animals.
All of this good work doesn’t make KhamLa’s herd miss him any less, though!
Supposedly, the herd will call out for Darrick when he’s not around. How cute is that?
Of course, whenever he does have free time, Darrick is always sure to go visit the wonderful herd who has accepted him as one of their own.
There’s really no way you can watch this video without feeling inspired to do something for the elephants. Animals as incredible as the elephant need to be taken care of. Thank goodness Darrick does the work he does.
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