They say never to work with animals. News reporter Alvin Patterson Kaunda burst out laughing as a baby elephant stole the show by ‘kissing’ him on the lips live on camera.
Kaunda was recording for KBC Television in Kenya standing next to a herd of elephants. While speaking about orphaned elephants and the importance of protecting wildlife, he kept bumping into a young elephant named Kindani. A true professional, however, Kaunda remained unfazed and continued to speak.
Undaunted, the reporter continued, but was forced to laugh at the elephant’s antics as the 4-year-old tickled its mouth with her trunk.
The video has since been shared by the Sheldrick Trust on their Instagram feed and has garnered nearly 70,000 likes to date. It has clearly become very popular!
Commentators have stated how impressed they are with Kaunda’s excellent composure that he has been able to maintain for so long. “Cutest photo bomb ever,” writes one comment.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation program. Her elephant orphanage is located in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park. The Trust rescued baby elephant Kindani when she was just a week old.
We’ve had a lot of animal photo bombs on DIYP, but this one might just be my favorite. If this video doesn’t make you laugh, then I don’t know what will!
[Via India Express]