Elephant stands on hind legs to reach a jackfruit at the top of a tree

Climbing trunks: Hungry elephant stands up on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit at the top of a 25ft tree in southern India

  • The elephant climbed the tree in Silent Valley National Park in Palakkad, Kerala
  • It was filmed using its trunk to reach up and grab the fruit by forest watchers
  • Indian elephants can grow up to 11.5 foot tall and weigh more than 787 stone

A hungry elephant stood on its hind legs to pluck a jackfruit from the top of a 25 foot tree in southern India.

The elephant was filmed climbing the tree in Silent Valley National Park of Palakkad District in the state of Kerala earlier this month.

Footage shows the elephant standing on its hind legs to elevate itself and reaching with its trunk to grasp at the tasty fruits.

The incredible moment was reportedly witnessed by forest watchers Bijo Baby and Thomas John.

An Indian elephant stands on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit up a 25ft tree in Silent Valley National Park of Palakkad District in the state of Kerala

The elephant begins by eating food from the ground before looking up to assess the height of the tree in 93.2F (34C) heat

The elephant stand by the tree, eating food from the ground, before looking up to assess the fruit’s height.

It stretches out its trunk up the tree while flapping its ears to keep cool in the 93.2F (34C) heat.

With its mouth hanging open, the elephant then raises onto its hind legs to climb the tree, resting its front legs on the trunk.

It stretches its trunk out to grab the fruit and break it from its branch, causing it to drop to the floor where the elephant begins eating it. 

The elephant brings the fruit to the ground where it can eat it. Indian elephants can grow up to 11.5 foot tall and weight 787 stone

The Indian elephant, which can grow up to 11.5 foot tall and weigh 787 stone, was filmed on May 19.

Palakkad District, the largest district in Kerala, has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in the last five days according to politician AK Balan.

The Minister for SC/ST, Law, Cultural Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs for the State of Kerala said the district has seen 32 positive cases, reported The New Indian Express.

He said: ‘The fact that some health workers have contracted the virus points to the possibility of local transmission.’

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Jesy Nelson flashes her legs in latex green boots for sultry doorstep selfie – The Sun

LITTLE Mix's Jesy Nelson has coordinated her fashion with her garden, rocking knee high latex green boots and sultrily posing on her doorstep.

Jesy, 28, dressed in a dark ensemble from head to toe including the sexy boots, bra, beanie and coat which she wore off the shoulder.

She captioned the photo: "I am aware that my drive needs de weeding but then I noticed they matched my outfit so everyone’s a winner."

Jesy's doorstep has been getting a workout as her location of choice for modelling sultry outfits as keeps herself entertained while in lockdown with friend Charlotte Driver.

She has been posting a series of sizzling selfies in a regular basis since, posing in a Calvin Klein bra asking: “What’s everyone up to on this rainy day ???”

Another post earlier this week showed the star looking impossibly stylish in a handkerchief top with her jeans undone.

Posing in her gleaming hallway, she joked: “Just popping to Sainsburys.”

Some of the highlights of her doorstep modelling included a spaghetti strapped pink summer dress complete with black belt, beret and Doc Martens, an army inspired look of camo army pants, black bra, thigh high military boots and camo baseball cap.

Jesy also rocked a denim overalls which she worn with the front open and hanging down over her waist to reveal a grey Calvin Klein bra.

She recently split from her boyfriend Chris Hughes and has been keeping herself entertained not only by modelling by also dancing around her kitchen in just her sports bra and shorts to Little Mix's new song, Break Up Song.

The Little Mix star moved her hips as she held the camera up, as Charlotte dances behind her.

The music megastar and former Love Island star Chris, 27, called it quits earlier this month after dating for a little over a year.

A source told The Sun Online: “Jesy and Chris split up a couple of weeks ago. It was all very amicable and they’re still really good friends.”

“Jesy rang Chris and led the conversation about their relationship and both agreed that it felt like it had run its course – they’re both absolutely fine.”

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Amanda Holden flashes her legs as she swaps pyjamas for ‘sexy secretary’ look for radio show – The Sun

AMANDA Holden has swapped her comfortable pyjamas for a sexy secretary look as she returned to Heart FM today.

The presenter headed back into the London HQ in support of the #ClapForOurCarers campaign.

Amanda, 49, looked sensational as she showed off her toned legs in a chequered blazer dress.

She completed the fashionable look with a pair of black heels and glasses.

Sharing a picture of the outfit to Instagram, Amanda wrote: "Take a note … join us @thisisheart at 8pm to applause the #nhs #clapforourcarers."

In another snap, the BGT judge is joined by showbiz correspondent Ashley Roberts, who is fanning herself with cue cards.

The star is among the dozen of famous faces backing the "clap for our carers" campaign amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cause has now been shared across several influential social media accounts, with the NHS logo emblazoned across the post alongside the hashtag #ClapForOurCarers and a link to the official website, clapforourcarers.co.uk.

The campaign is encouraging everyone to give an ovation to frontline health staff – whether it is from their living rooms, front doors or gardens – at 8pm tonight.

Amanda has been forced to present her Heart radio show from home in recent days due to the deadly bug.

Posting a cute photo of herself in pyjamas, the host said: "Like so many of you I’m working @thisisheart from #home today to make sure we have the tech to keep you company throughout this trying time! #breakfast."

The mother-of-two also gave her fans an insight into the challenges of working in unfamiliar surroundings, as she hilariously struggled to put her headphones on.

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