Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma
In a heartwarming video, an elephant calf is seen being rescued from a forty-foot-deep well in Dhenkanal, Odisha.
The elephant had fallen into the abandoned well on the night of 11 June. Local residents had noticed the distressed calf and alerted the forest officials.
Forest officials used a digger to make path for the elephant to come out. The one-year-old female calf, who spent 12 hours inside, was too exhausted to climb out of the steep path.
It skidded a few times while crawling out and stopped in exhaustion. However, the elephant showed immense grit and mustered every ounce of energy to finally climb up the steep slope, prompting the large crowd of cheering onlookers, to break into an applause.
After close to four hours, the rescue efforts paid off. Forest officials say that the calf had been separated from the herd and that they would try their best to reunite them.
(With inputs from AP)