Prince Harry's moving experience: Royal gives a helping hand for endangered elephants
The caring Royal daubed marks on to the six-ton beast to help protect it from poachers.
Harry, 32, has put aside public duties to spend the summer helping threatened mammals in Malawi, south-east Africa.
And he showed he is not afraid to get hands on during a safari.
Harry, wearing khaki shirt and work boots, was snapped helping to push a sedated animal on to its side.
The prince is working with African Parks to transport the beasts 200 miles away to a wildlife reserve.
Speaking in a video about the project, he said: “They need to be moved to another place and this is the most efficient and least invasive way of being able to do it.
“I can tell you after three weeks there is zero stress on these animals and they’re going from one beautiful place to another.
“To be with elephants – such a massive beast – is a unique experience.
“In a weird way they know we’re here to help, otherwise in the wake-up box it would be a completely different story. They’re so calm.”ived.