Baby elephant had got stuck in mud in a dried up forest canal Forestry official rescued it and carried it over his shoulders

A newborn baby elephant had to rely on the shoulder of a wildlife official after it was rescued from a canal.

The footage shows the touching moment when the elephant is carried to safety by the forestry staff.

The baby elephant was part of the herd and was walking through the forest of Nellimala in Ooty, southern India, when it fell down a canal and got stuck in the mud

Hitchhiker: A wildlife official picks up a calf that has been rescued from a muddy canal and tried to run away into the road
Video grab of the moment a baby elephant is rescued after it had fallen into a slushy canal in Ooty district of Tamil Nadu, India

Her mother could not make it in time, so she broke into a car and chased her companion in a critical situation.

Her mother could not help her and had been damaging vehicles and chasing away people in a state of distress.

Villagers called to forestry officials for help, and they were able to keep the mother in the bay while they kept the calf from getting trapped.

The baby elephant was separated from its mother, leaving it disorientated and hungry
Stuck: The elephant calf was part of a herd and was passing through the forests in Nellimala in Ooty in southern India when it fell into a canal and got stuck in the mud
Scared: Having been rescued, the baby elephant tried to run away and was naturally scared and distressed
Calmer: The wildlife officials gave the elephant coconut water and helped it back to its mother

However, a newborn calf, estimated to be no more than a few days old, can be interpreted as quietly reluctant to end.

Men wearing camouflaged t-shirts and trousers can be seen comforting the dehydrated and scared calf as it keeps running away from them.

To prevent the animal from running into the street, a volunteer lifted it onto his shoulder and carried it into the woods.

The rescue team gave him glucose and coconut water before bringing him back to the forest to reunite with his mother.

The calf appears to be a few days old because it trembled when it walks. The baby elephant had got stuck in mud in a dried-up forest canal

Watch the heartwarming moment on the video below:

1 thought on “Baby elephant had got stuck in mud in a dried up forest canal Forestry official rescued it and carried it over his shoulders”

  1. I’m so thankful that people are understanding how precious and intelligent elephants truly are. I don’t like to see ANY animal in chains or being abused!

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