The Great Escape: Two wild elephants stuck in a ditch in Thailand cleverly work together to climb to safety.
It is the lovely moment of two elephants helping each other climb out of a muddy ditch in Thailand.
A pair of wild elephants were found trapped in a dry pond in Rayong province, Thailand.
Unable to find the way out, the elephants teamed up to find the best way out of their predicament.
One of the elephants landed on his forelegs on the slippery slope edge and onto the upper lawn before his friend gave a slight push in the back to try to help him out of the ditch.
But the big elephant slipped down where he started, their efforts in vain.
Viewer Tanat Pitiporntapin spotted two elephants in a deserted garden on February 27, who filmed the couple scrambling over a ditch.
The older male elephant struggled to find the best technique to get him and his friend out of the ditch.
He tried again to climb over the slippery slopes, shifting and adjusting his heavy body before his feet dropped and he slipped again.
After finding their legs, the male elephant made a big push and reached out on the banks of the ditch while placing his front legs on the solid ground above.
His friend below nudged closer and put himself underneath the male elephant, allowing him to climb over the ditch in a desperate attempt to escape.
The couple spent almost an hour trying to get out of the slippery ditch.
The female elephant below gave his friend a nudge as he pushed himself off his hind legs and crossed the ditch, finally able to climb out ultimately.
The smaller female elephant copies his technique and climbs through the exit created by his clumsy friend.
Perched on the ridge of the ditch, the male elephant atop helps her up and out with some crafty trunk work, and both manage to get themselves out and back to safety.
Pitiporntapin said: ‘These two elephants used to play in this garden. I watched them help each other for almost an hour. It’s incredible how the two elephants communicate, looking like they’re telling each other the best way to climb out.
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