A friend shared with me a short video which illustrated the power of mutual trust and respect. This is a relationship between a lodge owners and a wild elephant herd, and that makes it rare and moving.
Do watch the final couple of minutes of this short video. I suspect everyone has been cautioned at some time to be careful around animals when a mother has a new baby. The depth of this trust is visible when the baby is allowed to go and “play” with the humans. The careful manner in which the elephants regularly pass through the lodge lobby shows the respect they have for the lodge property.
One has to wonder … if mutual trust and respect can bring about such behavioral changes in wild elephant-human relationships, what would be impossible between two human groups given the same!
Use the link below to watch this fascinating video.