Cute alert! Baby elephant prods mahout with its trunk

A juvenile elephant shows her affection for her favourite mahout by wrapping her truck around his shoulders.

The pair were seen at the Maesa camp in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand.

The young female elephant, now just 14-months-old, has formed a close bond with the handler named Khunseuk. He said: ''She likes to put her truck round me. It's her special way of saying hello.''