Fact Check: Here's the truth behind this heartwarming picture of a baby elephant hugging a man

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A heartwarming picture of a baby elephant hugging a man is doing rounds on social media with a claim she hugged the caretaker after losing her mother.
“A baby elephant who lost her mother greets the man who is caring for her. This is really Heart-breaking. Animals also express their pain, ” the text read.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on the website of Getty Images. As per the picture description, baby elephant, Jamuna Toni was just playing with her keepers.
“MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 23: Newborn elephant Jamuna Toni plays with one of his keepers at Hellabrunn zoo on December 23, 2009, in Munich, Germany. The female baby elephant was born on December 21, 2009, with a weight of 112 kilograms. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)” – the picture description read.

Here’s another picture from that same day.

The above information proves that the claim attached to the picture is false.

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