We wish these amazing elephants were roaming free in their natural habitat instead of forced into captivity at a zoo. Still, this glimpse of elephants’ compassion, quick thinking and teamwork is worth seeing.

When a baby elephant slips headlong into the deep end of the pool, two adult elephants jump into action. One comes running all the way from the other side of the pool to assist. And with a coordinated effort, they bring the baby safely to shore.

With deep and complex social relationships, elephants are very, very much like us. They deserve all of the freedom and protection we can give.

elephants save from drowning