Updated: December 13, 2017 9:03:10 pm
A tragic incident took place when a baby elephant found itself stuck in a muddy hole in Thattekad while trying to cross the Urulanthanni river in Kerala. Even though a group of elephants soon came to its rescue, they couldn’t manage to get it out. Luckily, forest officials witnessed the sight and helped save the baby elephant in a rescue operation along with some villagers.
In a heartwarming gesture to the village men, the mother elephant waved her trunk towards the people as soon as it was reunited with its baby. Can’t believe it? A 2.18-minute clip of the incident has surfaced on the Internet and has collected more than 270,000 views.
“This place is near the forest and elephants visit all the time. One day, a small elephant fell down the well. The other elephants tried to rescue their baby the entire night, but they failed. In the morning, the forest department rescued the baby and we could clearly see the mother elephant express her gratitude towards the rescuers,” the video has been captioned.
Doesn’t it seem like it wanted to say “thank you” for saving her young one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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