WATCH: Baby Elephant Rescued from Mud Pit

A baby elephant has been rescued from a mud pit after being trapped for several days. The event took place at a nature reserve in China’s Yunnan Province.

According to the YouTube page, the calf tried to climb out of the two-metre-deep pit unsuccessfully before being found by local villagers. Police officers spent half an hour shoveling in earth to lower one of the sides of the pit, so that the baby elephant could climb out and return to the forest.

The above video shows an abbreviated version, while the “Baby Elephant Rescued From Mud” YouTube video below is slightly longer and shows more of the work involved. Check out the little one’s struggle.

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