Cheeky baby elephant knocks over tourist trying to take a selfie with it

A tourist and his girlfriend crouched down in front of a group of elephants in attempt to get a selfie, only for a young elephant to knock them down while their backs were turned.

The pair were part of a group of tourists visiting the Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary, a renowned sanctuary and wildlife preserve, on November 17, 2017.

The couple had been warned by a guide not to turn their back on the elephants, especially the young, year-olds, as they are known to be playful and cause mischief.