Digger Comes to the Rescue of Baby Elephant Stuck in Mud During Cooling Bath

In a heartwarming rescue caught on camera, a baby elephant trapped in mud received much-needed assistance from a digger in southern India.

The young elephant found itself stuck while attempting to cool off in a mud bath during the hot summer weather.

The incident occurred in the Bandipur tiger reserve in Karnataka. The helpless elephant can be seen in the video struggling to free itself from the muddy puddle, lying on its side and becoming increasingly exhausted.

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Thankfully, before predators could take advantage of the vulnerable animal, a digger was brought in to help.

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Adorable footage shows a trapped baby elephant being lifted after getting stuck in the mud in the Bandipur tiger reserve in Karnataka, southern India, on Saturday. Source: Daily Mail

Alerted by onlookers, forestry officials arrived to oversee the rescue operation.

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The digger’s operator gently nudged the baby elephant, helping it regain footing. Once upright, the elephant managed to free itself from the mud.

The digger backed away, giving the elephant room to walk out of the puddle. Forest officials monitored the elephant for several hours, ensuring its well-being after the challenging ordeal on May 15.

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Fortunately, onlookers alerted forestry officials, who look after the area, to rescue the young elephant, and a yellow JCB digger helped the elephant get to its feet. Source: Daily Mail
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The driver nudged the elephant a little with the digger to push it upright from its lying position so that the elephant was able to stand itself up in the muddy puddle after becoming unstuck from the muck. Source: Daily Mail
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The digger reversed to allow the elephant to stand by itself and make its way out of the mud while forestry officials kept it under watch for a few hours and left it after it seemed healthy. Source: Daily Mail
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