This Baby Elephant Refusing To Sleep Is Basically Every Parent's Nightmare

By Travis Greenwood

They say it takes a village to raise a child. We now know it also takes one to put a newborn elephant to sleep.

Watch below as three adults — Dok Mai, Faa Mai, and Thong Jan — and a couple of chill dogs slowly coax a calf, Dok Rak, into taking a nap — but not before the fussy toddler puts up a bit of protest.

The hilarious video comes to us from Elephant Nature Park, a wildlife sanctuary located in the Chiang Mai Province of northern Thailand that is popular with American and European tourists.

Make sure you watch through to the end because the money moment comes after Dok Rak has been lulled into a happy snooze when one of the exhausted adults follows suit and eases into a pillow of muddy dirt.