Baby Elephant Rescued From Well: See The Amazing Video Here [VIDEO]
A baby elephant stuck in a well in Kenya was rescued thanks to quick work by conservationists from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants. The entire ordeal was caught on camera in a video that will melt your heart.
Conservationists received a call about a baby elephant stuck in a five-foot deep well and raced to the scene. While the baby elephant was fine, the hole was too deep for the 8-month-old to climb out of and the mother elephant was unable to help. Making matters worse, the mother elephant saw the conservationists as a threat, and tried to sit on their SUV.
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Thinking quick, the conservationists scared the mother elephant away with a high-pitched yell and maneuvered closer to begin the baby elephant rescue. They attached a rope around the stuck baby elephant, put the SUV in reverse, and pulled the elephant out.
The baby elephant was in good health, and rushed right over to her mother's side.
"Luckily the report came in early in the morning and we were able to get there quick before the mother was forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle," the Trust said in a statement. It was a happy ending as we were able to reunite the calf with her mother, Zombe."
Dr. Vicki Fishlock, resident scientist of the elephant trust, told Yahoo! News that the trust is working hard to save the elephants.
"Our biggest fears for the elephants of Amboseli and elsewhere lie not with their sharing land with the Maasai, who we work with and who report elephant emergencies to us, but from the burgeoning ivory trade," he said.
Ultimately, Fishlock said he hopes the baby elephant rescue video will inspire more people to care about the elephant population.
We are delighted by the web response to our video, and we hope it persuades people that elephants are special and deserve to be protected and cherished," he said.
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