This is the heartwarming moment a baby elephant walked free from a well after being trapped for more than an hour.
The six-year-old mammal fell into an unused well and became distressed when it was unable to climb out.
Residents of the village of Kuttampuzha in the Indian state of Kerala raised the alarm, and a rescue team was deployed to save the elephant.
An excavator was used to dig next to the well, and a makeshift walkway was created to allow the baby to climb freely.
Footage of the incident shows part of the mammal being submerged in muddy water as it becomes trapped at the bottom of the narrow pit.
Rescuers arrived with diggers and began raking the wall on one side of the unused well.
Desperate to get out, the rather lovable elephant used her trunk to help dig away the muddy wall and create a makeshift path.
Rescuers can be seen taking care to avoid crushing the mammal’s body with the excavator’s backhoe.
The wall was demolished after a while, and a makeshift walkway was created for the elephant to use.
The clip shows the mammal struggling to stand before getting up and climbing out of the hole.
A crowd of villagers stood around to watch it escape and cheered when the mammal finally pulled itself free.
According to reports, the elephant suffered only minor in.ju.ries as a result of the incident.