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Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

When you aren’t typically surrounded by wild animals, you don’t think too much about the hazards they probably encounter every day. This can include predators looking for their next meal, humans looking to cash in on their valuable body parts, but what about road hazards? That’s exactly what happened in this story. This cute little elephant was walking with his herd when he slipped and fell into an embankment under a railroad track in Assam, India. Thankfully, the train came to a halt and dozens of passengers leaped out to help pull him to safety.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

The little elephant had been trying to keep up with its herd when it slipped on the crumbling rail track.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

Thankfully dozens of passengers stopped to lend a hand as he became submerged in mud. He continued to sink, but they were determined to help.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

A forest official arrived to help him out of the ditch in Assam, India.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

Passersbys also handed bits of food to the baby to keep him going.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

This man offers a stick to grab and climbs down to try another approach.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

People sat on the side of the ditch to make sure the little one gets out safely.

Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch, Gets Rescued By Local Villagers

The animal appeared scared at the predicament it faced but, but fortunately the situation was happily resolved. The baby elephant was able to be rescued and reunited with its herd.

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Even though this poor little elephant appeared scared, I’m sure he was happy to be reunited with his herd. How great that the residents and passengers on the train were able to help this poor elephant. It’s so great to see people helping out their fellow living beings without expecting anything in return.

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