This is the moment a playful baby elephant slides down a muddy slope on its knees in a Chinese rainforest.
The frolicking calf was filmed at the Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant Valley in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan.
In the short clip, the little Asian elephant, named Yishuang, uses the rainforest floor as a makeshift ‘Slip ‘n Slide’ and whizzes downhill at speed.
Watch this adorable baby elephant slide down muddy hill on its knees
Yishuang was the fifth elephant to be born at the park’s breeding centre in the 900-acre valley that is home to hundreds of the giant mammals.
The calf, who is three years old, was filmed enjoying itself on the muddy slope in the rainforest.
In the 16-second footage, the baby elephant is seen kneeling on the soggy hillside before sliding along the ground to the bottom.
Three-year-old Asian elephant calf Yishuang uses the rain forest floor as a make shift ‘Slip ‘n Slide’ at the Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant Valley in southern China
The young elephant has been compared to ‘a naughty preschooler’ by trainers
The incident was filmed while staff took the calf out for field training.
A park spokesperson said Yishuang was born on December 22, 2017 and is developing well after becoming the fifth calf born at their breeding centre.
In 1992, China adopted a wild elephant protection law to crack down on elephant trafficking and hunting
According to the spokesperson, elephants generally live for between 60 and 70 years, and young Yishuang is currently like a naughty preschooler.
Newborn elephant calves can weigh anywhere between 560 and 840lbs, while after a year they can balloon to upwards of 1,400lbs.