Playful baby elephant sits on womans lap in Thailand

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This is the adorable moment an elephant moved in for a cuddle with a tourist.The heartwarming footage was captured at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, and shows a woman sitting down on the muddy ground.But she isn’t alone for long, as a calf bounds its way forward to get up close and personal with the surprised visitor.

Others watching the tender moment chuckle in delight, and as the Playful baby elephant sits on the woman’s lap, a man says that she ‘looks like she’s enjoying it.’ The animal is clearly a restless sort, and refuses to sit still. As it moves onto the lower part of the woman’s legs,it is clear it is not the most comfortable of seating positions.But it then moves back up to her thighs, as she smiles and strokes it playfully.

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A bystander is then forced to move in to offer assistance when the woman exclaims ‘ow’ as the elephant rolls back onto her shins. But the animal is in no mood to give up, and rolls forward for another cuddle and pat down. Another tourist watches on then bends down and pats the calf. The video was shared on YouTube by Andrew Way, who writes: ‘On my last trip to Thailand I visited an elephant sanctuary and this two-month old baby elephant just made my day.’He was so loving and playful and hey how often do you get to have an elephant sitting in your lap?’

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.