Orphaned 2-year-old African elephant Jumaane climbs on the back of his dead mother, Yoki, Aug. 21, 2009 in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park, 245 kilometres east of Budapest, Hungary. Yoki, 19, died the day before, apparently of a tumour in her spleen. Jumaane stayed with his mother’s body for 14 hours. Keepers say the calf has been looking for his mother, weeping, since the body was removed from the elephant house. [ Photographer: Attiila Balazs ]

Orphaned 2-year-old African elephant Jumaane climbs on the back of his dead mother, Yoki, Aug. 21, 2009 in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park, 245 kilometres east of Budapest, Hungary. Yoki, 19, died the day before, apparently of a tumour in her spleen. Jumaane stayed with his mother’s body for 14 hours. Keepers say the calf has been looking for his mother, weeping, since the body was removed from the elephant house. [ Photographer: Attiila Balazs ]

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