In a heartwarming incident in China’s Yunnan Province, a baby elephant was saved from a 12-hour ordeal in a pit and joyfully reunited with its mother.
The touching rescue unfolded in the Simao district of Pu’er City on the night of October 17. The young calf had strayed from its herd, finding itself in a local village where it accidentally fell into a ground pit.
The incident came to light when a local farmer discovered the trapped elephant on his property. The calf had slipped into the pit as the herd searched for food, unaware that the baby elephant was left behind.
Promptly responding to the alert, a rescue team consisting of police officers and forest keepers rushed to the scene. One rescuer described finding the calf in the pit, seemingly lost and separated from its mother.
Considering the pit’s depth and prioritizing resident safety, authorities decided to secure the young elephant overnight and execute the rescue operation the following morning.
After a tense 12-hour ordeal, the rescue team lifted the calf out of the pit. Videos of the touching reunion show three officers guiding the young elephant back to its family, offering encouraging words like, “Come on, let’s go. Let’s find your mommy and return to nature.”
The incident concluded positively, with officials confirming that the baby elephant appeared unharmed after its misadventure.
To ensure resident safety and address concerns about the pit’s depth, authorities had opted to care for the baby elephant overnight and proceed with the rescue the following day.
A photograph captured the officials with the baby elephant after its successful lift from the pit in Pu’er on October 18.
In a heartening moment, the tiny Asian elephant was reunited with its herd after enduring 12 hours of entrapment.
The officer guiding the elephant during the reunion is captured in an image, symbolizing the successful conclusion of the rescue operation.
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