Young Elephant Rushes into Raging River to Save her Friend from ‘Drowning’

Kham Lha is one of the youngest residents at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for pachyderms in Thailand. There, she’s formed a remarkable bond with one staffer in particular, a man named Darrick. So strong is her affection for him, in fact, that she’ll leap to the rescue at even the slightest hint that he’s in danger.
This little elephant simply adores her favorite human — and she’s not about to let anything bad happen to him.