Chasing birds is like a rite of passage all toddlers go through, including young pachyderms, apparently. The adorable elephant in the video below just can’t get enough of running after a flock of birds while his patient mom watches his fumbling attempt.

The only thing cuter than his enormous ears flapping in the wind as this baby elephant playfully chases the birds, is the moment he goes running to mom when he takes an embarrassing tumble. Clearly he’s okay and only needs a little TLC. Just like watching his joyful playing is relatable to all parents (no matter the species), knowing that there’s no one who can comfort your little ones quite like you can is an amazing part of motherhood.

What’s your kiddo’s favorite thing to do at the park? Tell us in the comments below.