On our 2nd day in the Mara, we came across a baby elephant, our ranger said it was about a month old. It was playing in the mud… slipping and sliding with delight. And then – plunk! – it slid right into water hole. I will never forget that high pitched scream of frustration – such a big sound from such a little animal! Mama elephant let her child learn its lesson, then gently coaxed the youngster onto dry land.