Cape Town – There is no doubt, fun character that he is, Prince Harry would have a good laugh at first when he watches this video – if he has time between all the new duties and responsibilities of being a father for the first time, of course.
The Duke of Sussex, however, as president of animal conservation charity African Parks, would be concerned about the ethics of the matter too: that we shouldn't regard elephants, like dolphins for example, to essentially be there for our amusement.
These majestic animals should be treated with respect and, on being in close proximity, we should never disregard the power they have at their disposal – no matter how gentle they appear to be.
At the end of last year, the 34-year-old Harry flew to Lusaka and offered Zambia support with boosting the country’s dwindling elephant population.
During talks he said that African Parks would help move between 500 and 1 000 elephants from Botswana, which has the highest population of elephants in Africa, into Zambia’s Kafue National Park.