An elephant calf and its mum were rescued after being trapped in a well for over two days in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. A heart warming video shows wildlife workers pressing a land mover into service to help the two jumbos.
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Wildlife workers had to dig a path for the elephants so that they could navigate their way out of the well. According to the wildlife team, the jumbos had remained trapped in the agricultural well for over two days.The operation took over an hour.
Wildlife officers believe that the two elephants had remained trapped inside the well for about two days. They also said that the trunk of the baby elephant exhibited signs of injury.
It is suspected that the elephant had been injured after getting caught in barbed wire in a trap set by hunters.The animal was taken away for treatment with a suspected broken leg.