People rescue elephant calf from ditch while its family patiently waits. Watch
The entire time of the rescue the herd stood a little far from the rescuers and allowed them to carry out their work.Updated: Mar 15, 2020 10:55 IST
- Forest officials rescued an elephant calf
- The elephant calf fell into a natural ditch and eventually the forest officials were alerted
- After 5 hours of struggle they managed to rescue the calf
Elephants are among the most revered animal species around the world. They have an undeniable air of wisdom and dignity which influences the way they interact with members of other species, including humans. They also have a close bond with their family and know when to trust someone trying to save their kin from danger. A story portraying the same was recently shared on Twitter and it has now left people impressed.
Shared by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan, the video is just 4-second-long and details the moment after some forest officials rescued an elephant calf. It’s however, the story he shared that has now put a smile on people’s face.
He wrote that a very small elephant calf fell into a natural ditch and eventually the forest officials were alerted. After 5 hours of struggle and hard work they managed to rescue the calf. The surprising part, as shared by Kaswan, was that during the entire time the herd stood a little far from the rescuers and allowed them to carry out their work. The family just stood and observed how things were going on.
While replying to his own tweet Kaswan further wrote, “The calf after coming out went straight to family and met like he is doing after years. All happy faces.”
Today a very small elephant calf fell into a natural ditch inside the forest. Staff got alerted by sound. Herd tried best & then stood little far, which they usually do so that human helps. After 5 hours of work & struggle by calf he was finally rescued. Now back with family. pic.twitter.com/F8Y2LS1g4f— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 14, 2020
Since being shared a few hours back, the video has gathered over 22,000 views. It has also garnered more than 2,300 likes.
While some wondered about the human-elephant relationship, others applauded the forest officials for doing such a great job. Some simply wrote the video made them happy. Many wrote about the intelligence of the gentle giants.
“Wow. Elephants accept human help,’ wrote a Twitter user. “Brilliant, not a lot folks understand why one has to stay away for a period! The herd never leaves! And views any intervention as a threat!” commented another. “The discipline of the herd standing away and watching the rescue is indeed a lesson for humans, as we at times make things chaotic by our indiscipline. The Intelligence of these gigantic beings is simply awesome,” wrote a third.
Here’s how others reacted:
I love a happy ending 👏🐘👏— Mo Shone (@TaylorShone) March 14, 2020
Great effort, excellent team work...— Gayathri 🇮🇳 (@Kannaninradhai) March 14, 2020
thank god now it's well nd safe🙏
I am thankful for the reminders there are people who value these lives and want to protect them. This baby elephant is alive today because he met kind people. Thank God hunters & poachers were not the first to find this little guy.— Sunny Evergreen (@SunnyEvergreen2) March 14, 2020
pyara chota baccha🙈.— vandana (@vandana20532855) March 14, 2020
It made me happy to know that the group of elephant stood little far as they believed that human wud help them🙂 I wish this trust remains among animals and we as human 1show them that they are protective and safe around us🙂 .....
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