A baby elephant is rescued by an anti-poaching team after it was trapped in a mud pit for two days.
A team from the anti-poaching group, the Bumi Hills Foundation, on their way across Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, to rescue the mammals after fishermen reported the incident.
Footage shows the baby elephant sinking in a hole while its mother uses her foot to clean up the mud.
The heartbroken mother frantically tries to dig for her baby as he tries to keep his head above the sticky mud.
Rescuers approached the mother in a boat, but the elephant charges at the group and splashes her trunk in the lake.
Locals said they had spotted the trapped elephant two days earlier, but the remote location proved difficult to report.
Rescuers were forced to immobilize the mother using a dart gun to calm her down, allowing them to get close to the child.
As the mother rolled over in the mud, the team sprayed cold water and applied wet towels to her trunk in a desperate attempt to cool her down.
The team digs the baby elephant free using spades as it trumpets to signal pain.
After 30 minutes of digging, the baby was pulled out of the mud by a rope tied around its belly.
The group checked the mother as she staggered to her feet and walked into the bushes with her child.