A tusker that fell into a trench near a wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka’s Arkanahalla on Wednesday was rescued by the state forest department.
Locals alerted forest department officials after spotting the tusker stuck inside a trench near the MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.
Officials levelled the ground and created a path for the elephant to climb out of the trench, but it was too exhausted.
A video shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Service officer Yedukondalu V showed how officials used a crane to pull the elephant out.
Watch the video here:
Rescued the tusker which fallen accidentally near Arkanahalla ,MM hills WLS, forest frontline staff and fire department helped a lot.
@moefcc @aranya_kfd @susantananda3 @ParveenKaswan @CentralIfs @RandeepHooda @dasadarshan pic.twitter.com/Jb4MndiJJh
— Yedukondalu V IFS (@ifs_yedukondalu) August 26, 2020
Take a look at some reactions here:
Congratulations! It must be so fulfilling to do such noble things everyday.
— Aryan Yashpal (@AryanYashpal) August 26, 2020
— Dinkar Dikshit (@DikshitDinkar) August 26, 2020
Great work 👍👏👌
— Alok J B (@aloka8585) August 26, 2020
— Uday (@udayfreelancer) August 26, 2020
Hope he wasn’t hurt
— PremaC🇮🇳🚩 (@prema2005) August 26, 2020
Looks like the elephant was just resting…
— Andhaa Kaanun (@AndhaaKaanun) August 27, 2020
Well done. May you all be blessed.
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) August 26, 2020
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) August 26, 2020
The video has been viewed over a lakh time since being shared on Twitter.