Check it out! The world's first accidental 'Elphie'

2014-05-30 11:30
Cape Town – So, we’ve shown you the world’s selfiest cities, the ultimate travel selfie video and even the most extreme travel selfie ever.  

But, today we offer you a selfie of a different, cuter sort.  Ladies and gents, we present to you, the world’s first ‘ELPHIE.’

Daily Mail reports that during a visit to West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, England a visitor accidentally dropped his phone while driving through the elephant enclosure, giving a curious pachyderm the opportunity to snap a shot of herself.  

Scott Brierly told the paper that he was busy taking selfies in the elephant enclosure when he accidentally knocked his phone against the side of the car and dropped it.

Not sure what the animals would do if Brierly left the vehicle to pick it up, park staff advised them to cut their losses and move swiftly along.

Within no time one of the elephants was on top of the device and Brierly thought it was the end of communication for a bit.  

However, a park staff member managed to retrieve the iPhone and return it to Brierly, who was initially overjoyed and soon after blown away, when he started scrolling through his photos and found that an elephant called Latabe had snapped a selfie!

Check this out:


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