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
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.
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: