This Mother Elephant Spent 11 Hours Frantically Digging To Free Her Calf

This Mother Elephant Spent 11 Hours Frantically Digging To Free Her Calf

Elephants are an incredible contribution to this Earth. Not only do they roam (when free) in tight-knit matriarchal societies, but they value and respect the essence of each member in their group, mourning for years after a loved one has past.

Their inquisitive and artistic minds set them above other mammals, but unfortunately they are still a target to the poaching world. For that reason, every elephant life is precious, as greed for ivory has caused populations in Asia and Africa to dwindle.

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Credit: OneBigPhoto

Knowing the intelligence and deep, loyal characteristics of elephants, it makes sense that when a baby calf fell into a well in India’s Chatra district, its mother did everything it could think of to free it.

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Credit: CrowdSocial

But 11 hours past, and the pachyderm was only dumping more dirt into the pit rather than making progress. Luckily villagers from the district soon came to the rescue, distracting the mother with a truck of bananas while they removed the sand. Mission accomplished, she was then able to pluck her calf from the well and saunter to safety.

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Credit: CrowdSocial

Their aid saved the baby calf’s life and assisted a wild elephant who was beyond stressed trying to save her offspring. Not only that, the good deed that was carried out went viral, showing that potential for positivity does exist worldwide.

Watch the incredible rescue below:

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