Israel’s elephants protect young from rockets

As Israelis across the country are running into shelters and crouching on the sides of highways, animals are also using their protective instincts to shield their young.

These instincts were on display Wednesday at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan — commonly called the Safari — as four adult elephants gather around two calves as warning sirens are heard.

Zoo spokeswoman Sagit Horowitz posted a video of the elephants protecting their young.

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