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Indian forest authorities rescued a wild elephant and its calf after it fell into an abandoned well near Sambalpur in eastern India.
The mother and baby elephants had fallen into a well in the Jujumara block on the night of April 27.
The next morning, the locals saw the elephant mother trying desperately to get out while the calf clung to her with fear.
After receiving an alert from the villagers, local forest officials rushed to use a JCB earthmoving machine and dug a path out of the well.
The mother first came out of the well after some effort and stood nearby.
Seeing her leave, the calf also climbed out and the two animals soon returned to the forest to join their flock.
Officials said the operation lasted a little over three hours.
Source: UK News