Wildlife Officials rescue baby elephant from a ditch. Elephant herd salutes the men before leavingIn Kerala, India, a baby elephant falls into a ditch (or an abandoned well) and gets trapped there.
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As the family of wild elephants watches and waits on the other side of the river, local people and forest officials use an earthmover to help the baby get out.
Watch when they come running and welcoming the baby, checking whether it is fine. The incredible moment then occurs when the elephant family head turns and salutes the humans, thanking them for saving their little one.
Very clever to use an earth-mover to raise the level of the ground in the ditch, and the elephants’ joy at getting the baby back is palpable.The baby elephant is finally back where it belongs and receives a warm welcome from other the calves.