A family of endangered elephants at central Israel’s Ramat Gan zoo were filmed cowering and protectively shielding their young, with nowhere else to go, when terrifying sirens erupted around them.

The full-grown Asian elephants, seen wildly tossing their trunks in the air, huddled and cried around their two babies while other wildlife was heard similarly crying out in distress.

Once the chaos ended, zoo spokeswoman Sagit Horowitz, who filmed the experience, reported that the elephants returned to their normal lives.