On Friday, forest officials in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district used a 12-hour-long crane operation to rescue an elephant trapped in a well.
According to a Reuters report, after becoming separated from the family, an elephant was pursued by a dog and fell 50 feet in Pancapali.
The well was hidden among trees and did not have a fence or wall around it.
“It was a deep and narrow well. We were informed by locals early on Thursday, and we only had access to the elephant late in the night,” Rajkumar added.
A forest department official, accompanied by 50 other officials from the fire department and local police, conducted a rescue operation that lasted more than 12 hours.
The officials began by removing the bushes surrounding the well before pumping out the water. When the water was finally removed, the elephant became enraged and assaulted the pipes that had been used to save it. The jumbo was put down to execute the rescue without causing harm or damage.
A wildlife team of veterinarians was lowered into the well to administer tranquilizing darts to the elephant, along with a rescue crew of officials.
Later, trucks, two excavators, and a crane were used to pull the animal from the pit.
We eventually sedated the animal with the assistance of veterinarians and utilized a crane to remove it from the well.
“It was revealed to be healthy and active after being observed for three hours after the rescue.”
According to the forestry department, the elephant will be set free in the Hosur forest region very soon.