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Elephant Spends 11 Hours Trying To Pull Her Baby From A Muddy Well

christian nwodo - Sunday, March 29, 2015
If you are one of those who feel animals don't have feelings, this may change your mind..The heart-wrenching moment a mother elephant desperately tried to pull her baby from a well was captured on camera...She stayed by her baby's side for 11 hours,trying to rescue her..

The determined mum refused to leave her calf, first using her trunk and then her feet in a bid to haul her precious baby to safety.
Unfortunately the frantic mother elephant made matters worse by accidentally pushing more mud into the well and almost smothering the baby, which was trapped from 9pm until 8am the following morning.

Jitendra Tiwari, who filmed the drama and helped with the rescue, said:

'We chopped off a few banana trucks and put it near the well so that the mother elephant moved away for sometime.The plan worked and we used the time remove the heap of sand deposited near the well that was making it difficult for her to rescue the baby.'

The mother then tightly wrapped her trunk around the baby's slippery, mud-caked body and pulled her out.The duo were later seen happily walking side-by-side as they continued their journey.







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