We all know that mothers and their babies have a special bond, and you’ll see that it’s the same in the animal kingdom. All animal mothers love their babies, and when their little baby is in trouble, they would do anything to save their lives. Sometimes they also need some help from humans.
This mother elephant from India showed the whole world how far she’d go to save her baby. The poor calf was trapped in a well. Here’s how he got to be saved…
20. An Intelligent Animal
Elephants are the most intelligent animals on the planet, but they’re also vulnerable. They’re very emotional, and will immediately show it to anyone who’s around them. That can also make them very dangerous to humans…
19. A Terrible Cry
It was a late evening when some villagers in India heard the cry of an elephant. A mother elephant was trying to save her baby from a well, so she made a lot of noise and started digging at 8:00 PM. She was relentless…
18. Kept on Digging
The mother elephant wouldn’t stop for the next 11 hours. In the meantime, a group of villagers gathered to watch the heartbreaking scenes. If you’re wondering why they didn’t try to help, here’s why…
17. The Mother Wouldn’t Stop
She didn’t stop for a second, and after 11 hours she would still try to dig her baby calf from that hole. When she saw her baby in need of help, she frantically started to dig him up…
16. It Was Dangerous
The problem was that the baby elephant was slippery, covered in mud and too far away to get grabbed by his mother’s trunk. Moreover, the mother almost smothered it with more mud. Somebody had to act, but it was very dangerous!
15. The Villagers Gathered
People were attracted by the noise they heard but kept their distance. They knew better than coming close to a desperate elephant mother. Still, they knew something had to be done, but when they saw the calf, they realized a thing…
14. Waiting for a Miracle
The baby calf was too big for the villagers to lift him off. All they could do was to pray for a miracle. After 11 hours, someone came with a plan. Nobody knew if it would work, but they had to try.
13. It Can Be Deadly
A distressed mother can be deadly if she loses her calm. And seeing the size of the mother elephant, the villagers knew better than to interfere. They had to come with a plan to help the elephants. This is what they did…
12. The Elephant Mother Was Tired
After so many hours of failing, the mother didn’t get her baby on her own. Thankfully, the villagers had a plan, and with the mother getting tired, it would be the right time to act.
11. Saving the Baby Calf
The plan was to remove the mud that was trapping the baby in that pit which his mother kept adding and burying the calf in it. So, they had to make the mother leave the baby…
10. The Villagers Distracted the Mother
They could have been attacked by the mother when she would see them approaching the calf. So they took some banana trucks to frighten the mother with them. This is what one of the villagers said about the rescue mission.
9. Almost There…
‘The arrangement worked and we utilized the time to evacuate the store of sand kept close to the well that was making it troublesome for her to safeguard the child.’ A helping hand was all the mother needed to haul the baby out of the well.
8. Thanks for The Help
Finally, after so many hours, the mother elephant was allowed to get close to the pit. She successfully took out her calf using her trunk. The baby was caked in dirt, but he was safe and sound.
7. Everyone Was Happy
There’s nothing a mother won’t do for her baby! And with a little bit of help from the villagers, she was able to save the calf and take him with her on their journey. The last minutes when the mother elephant took her baby out were filmed.
6. An Internet Sensation
The footage of this mother elephant saving her baby was uploaded to YouTube and it immediately became viral. People around the world saw the final moments and the happy reunion between a mother and a baby elephant.
5. For the Greater Good
It’s so heart-warming to see people get together and make a plan, acting for the greater good! Everyone was happy to see that the baby elephant was safe and the elephant mother was also happy that her baby was by her side.
4. People Saw Them Later
The mother elephant and her baby were seen later that day walking side by side, holding their trunks. Someone snapped a couple of pictures and we’re all filled with love just seeing these beautiful animals sharing their mother-child bond!
3. Thanks to the Villagers
We’re all thankful to all the villagers that were brave and came with the best plan to help these animals in need. It would have been a tragedy if nobody stepped in to help. It was only natural to help since the well was made by humans…
2. Beautiful Images
These majestic creatures deserve to be respected and helped whenever and however we can. They’re part of our world and unfortunately, they’re an endangered species as the population continues to decrease.
1. A Happy Ending
But this baby calf survived his little adventure in that pit and got to stay by his mother’s side. Eleven hours of digging have turned out to be a success after all!