A childhood fable comes to life. In South Africa a baby elephant was attacked by a crocodile when it went for a drink with its family. When the crocodile got hold of the baby elephant, the whole herd of elephants first went crazy, running around and trumpeting, and then proceeded to come to the rescue of the baby elephant. After it was saved, all the elephants of the herd stayed around the baby elephant for a while, making sure that it was okay. The ones coming to the rescue were most probably female, especially the matriarch female.