Elephant Trapped In Slush Rescued After Five Hours

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A 20-year-old elephant trapped in slush was dramatically rescued by Indian forest officials after nearly five hours of struggle.

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The elephant was spotted by locals stuck in the slush with her wailing calf standing by her side, near a stream at Kunjurpathy forest region in Coimbatore in south India on Sunday morning.

It is believed the mother-son duo had come to drink water from the muddy slush. After villagers raised an alarm, a rescue team arrived with ropes for help but the calf and its mother tried to chase them away.

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The officials then had to burst firecrackers to push them back and used a ramp and a digger to help the fatigued jumbo stand on her feet.

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