A one-year-old elephant calf was rescued from a 15-feet deep well at a village in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
According to Rabi Narayan Mohanty, Range Officer of Deli Forest Range, the calf fell into a deep well while foraging in the region on Friday night. He added that a herd of 20 elephants, including the calf, had sneaked into the Mayurbhanj district from West Bengal.
Later, the jumbos were able to enter the Ghagaana reserve forest. However, a one-year-old calf fell into a well and was unable to climb out while crossing the Bisushola village.
The rescue operation was conducted by Forest workers, who used a JCB excavator to dig a road near the well and rescue the calf in a four-hour operation.
#WATCH | An elephant calf was rescued from a 15-feet deep well at a village in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha on Saturday.— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2021
"The calf fell into the well while it was roaming in the area on Friday night," said Rabi Narayan Mohanty, Range Officer, Deuli Forest Range. pic.twitter.com/TPIrWN52Ti