Determined rescuers successfully saved a baby elephant from an abandoned well in India recently, and its family couldn’t be more thankful.
According to UPI, the young calf had accidentally fallen into the well the night before and struggled to escape the deep hole.
Luckily, a team of forest officials appeared to the scene around 7 a.m. and gathered equipment to free the anxious baby.
An excavator was used to dig out the well and created a pathway so the elephant can finally break free while its herd stood aside patiently waiting to be reunited with their little one.
The rescue mission lasted a total of five hours and soon, the calf was back in its family’s love and care.
But, of course, the relieved mom couldn’t leave without thankfully saluting her baby’s rescuers with her long trunk.