The heartwarming moment when a baby elephant comes out of the well after being trapped for more than one hour.
The six-year-old mammal fell into an unused well and became distressed when unable to climb out.
Residents of Kuttampuzha village in Kerala state, India, raised the alarm, and a rescue team was deployed to save the elephant.
An excavator was used to dig beside the well, and a makeshift path was created to allow the mammal to climb freely.
The incident showed the mammal partially submerged in muddy water while trapped at the bottom of the narrow pit.
Rescuers arrived with the excavator and began to scratch the wall on one side of the unused well.
Desperate to escape, the rather adorable elephant uses his trunk to help dig through the mud wall and create a temporary path.
Rescuers can be seen carefully to avoid crushing the mammal body with the back claws of the excavator. After some time, the wall was demolished, and a temporary passage was created for the elephant to use.
The clip shows the mammal struggling to stand up before getting up and climbing out of the hole. A crowd of villagers stood around to watch it escape and cheered when the mammal was finally freeing itself. According to the report, the elephant was only slightly injured due to the incident.