"Pretty Boy was browsing at a tree close to the road," Whitaker told The Dodo. "As we always do when we approach an elephant, we stopped a distance away to watch him. He looked at us and started ambling down the road toward us. Although he looked perfectly happy and relaxed, we reversed to give him space to go to the next tree."
Instead, Pretty Boy moved past the tree and continued to walk toward Whitaker and her husband. "We got the feeling that he wanted to walk up to us, but as we didn't know his nature we reversed again," she said. "He eventually stopped to eat right near our car and we were able to watch him for a long time before we continued with our game drive. He was completely relaxed at all times."