Elephants walk a lot, covering as much as 50 miles in a single day as they roam about in the wild. But while that might come naturally for the more skilled-at-trekking grown-ups, a herd's youngest members sometimes need convincing.
Take this apparently tuckered-out elephant calf recently spotted in South Africa's Kruger National Park. While crossing a roadway lined with tourists, he decided to take an impromptu break in the middle of the street, prompting a rather fascinating reaction from his family members eager to be on the move.
It's unclear what inspired the petite young pachyderm to pack it in for a rest at that moment - perhaps he was exhausted from travel, or, like a tantrum-prone child, was simply demanding more attention than he was receiving. But the unscheduled stop wasn't so well-accepted by his elders.
Folks watching from afar are no doubt concerned at first that the baby elephant might actually be injured and unable to get up, but the gripping drama soon gives way to levity as the youngster rises reluctantly to his stout little feet and walks away to catch up with the herd.