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Elephants are adorable, playful animals full of energy. They are one of the most adorable and social creatures to roam this planet. So when a reporter was working while covering a story about a wildlife trust that cares for orphaned elephants in Nairobi, Kenya, a mischievous jumbo decided to upstage him.
The heartwarming video was shared on Instagram by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organization.
It shows a KBC reporter named Alvin Kaunda delivering his report on the orphaned elephant trust when an adorable female tusker named Kindani decided to photobomb him playing with his face in the middle of his cover. Delivering his lines, the journalist could not help but burst out laughing when the elephant stuck his trunk in his face.
“Everyone wants to be the star! Kindani was so inspired by Alvin’s performance that she decided to steal her own moment in the spotlight. Kudos to the professionalism of @alvin.kaunda amid a tangle of trunks,” the caption read. The reel went viral with over 588,000 views and 57,000 likes. Netizens loved the journalist’s sweet encounter with the elephant and found it hilarious.