May 11 (UPI) -- A baby buffalo in a South African national park was filmed facing off with an adult elephant, which backed away from the adorable encounter.
Andrew Cohen, 29, captured video posted to the Kruger Sightings account on YouTube showing what happened when the elephant approached a mother buffalo and her baby near the Mopani camp in Kruger National Park.
"As soon as the young buffalo caught glimpse of the elephant, he charged towards him and had the ellie pedaling backward and trumpeting," Cohen told LatestSightings.com.
"It was a very special sighting to see because he could have easily hurt that baby buffalo. It was almost as though he sensed that this was an innocent newborn and that it didn't mean any harm," he said.
"Initially, we were shocked because we thought the calf was going to be crushed by the elephant, but as it all unfolded, our emotions turned to laughter because of the fact that the elephant just wanted to get away from this little guy," Cohen said. "The sighting ended when the elephant ran away into the bush, and the cow and calf also went their separate ways."