Forest officials saved a newborn elephant trapped in a reservoir as the video of the incident went viral on social media.
The video was shared by Parveen Kaswan of the Indian Forest Services on Twitter, and he praised the officials after watching it. After the rescue, the baby elephant was reunited with its family.
The elephant is seen attempting to climb out of a reservoir that provides drinking water to the community, but all of its attempts were unsuccessful. The elephant was hauled out using sticks and ropes by the rescue crew. A team of veterinarians accompanied the rescue operation to examine the calf.
Kaswan responded to his post, providing details on the rescue operation. The patrolling crew was immediately contacted, and they reached the area, followed by local range workers, mobile squads, and veterinarians.
It took a collective effort of around 3-4 hours to bring the animal safely out of the reservoir.
The video has received more than 69,000 likes on the internet. People were pleased with the elephant’s rescue and praised the officials in the comments section.
One user commented, “Mother elephant was sure that your wildlife squad team would be able to rescue her kid.” Another user commented, “Even after 70 years, we don’t have the proper equipment for rescue missions. It’s hurting to see people still use ropes.”
“Wonderful. What a teamwork with dedication? Kudos to all team members for this timely action. Mother elephant’s blessings will be there with them forever”, commented another user.
Kiddo fell into reservoir from where water was being supplied to village. Territorial team, wildlife squad II & vet team reached on time. Was rescued & happily united with family. Mother was watching from safe. Our team. pic.twitter.com/NqSnhH94Rs— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 23, 2021