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Mother Spends 11 Hours Rescuing Baby Elephant Stuck in Well

By Karly Carpena
January 27, 2016

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This is the heart-wrenching moment a mother elephant desperately tries to free her baby from a well.

The determined Mom refused to leave her calf, staying with the youngster for 11 hours, 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.


Thankfully the tiny elephant was eventually freed when people living near the Chatra district in India, where the incident happened, rushed to the scene after hearing the distressed cries.

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