In a heart-warming video, an excavator was used to rescue an elephant calf from a water trench.
On Friday, the four-year-old male calf that tumbled into a water trench was recovered and rejoined with its herd in Tamil Nadu, India.
The villagers had witnessed a herd rampaging through their fields, devouring and damaging crops.
The elephants went to the water tank to drink. That is when the accident happened, according to a resident.
A forest ranger team attempted to drive the wild elephants back into the protected jungle region by cracking crackers.
When fleeing, the youngest elephant fell into the tank and began trumpeting as it could not climb out.
The officials were moved by his situation, and they attempted to rescue the calf with an excavator.
A forest ranger stated, ‘The water tank was built by a private business that owned the agricultural estate.’
‘It was built to serve as a watering hole for wild animals, and the company had hired workers to fill it every day.’
‘We first scared away the older elephants by firing crackers and then breaking open the water tank with an earthmover,’ he added.
‘The four-year-old calf was rescued and reunited with its family.’