Forestry officials say taking photographs is against the rules (and for good reason), but an increasing number of tourists have been doing it anyway.
"Travelers clicking pictures is turning out to be a big headache," Conservator of Forests H.C. Kantharaj told the Mirror. "While allowing people to pass through our gates, the guards repeatedly tell people not to stop midway to take photographs. In fact, we have put up boards all along, warning people not to even park their vehicles. However, people pay no heed to our warnings."
If fear of punishment from the authorities hasn't been enough to encourage visitors to treat animals with dignity and respect, perhaps this elephant mother's reaction will change their minds about snapping another rude selfie.