In a special rescue operation captured on film, wildlife authorities, and residents have successfully helped an elephant in distress in eastern India.
The mammoth creature found itself in a difficult situation, stuck on its back in a pit in West Bengal, with no hope of self-extraction.
The collaborative efforts of the local community and the wildlife officials were crucial in rescuing the trapped giant.
Watch the video at the end.
The video of the incident reveals a heart-wrenching scene of the elephant lying on its back, tusks swinging around in evident distress as it struggled helplessly with its feet pointed skyward.
Alert locals came to the elephant’s aid when they spotted its futile attempts at righting itself.
By implementing simple tools such as ropes and sticks, the rescuers managed to maneuver the beast into a position where it could muster enough strength to lift itself.
To the crowd resounding cheers, the elephant regained its footing and stood tall again after being nudged onto its side.
The footage concludes with the heartening sight of the seemingly unharmed elephant stomping back into the forest from where it came.
Watch the video below:
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