Chennai: A month-old elephant calf found stuck in a pit in Pandalur forest range in the Nilgiris was rescued and reunited with its mother by Forest officials.
The Forest staff who were on rounds found the baby elephant stuck in the mud in the Cherambadi forest range, following which they attempted some measures to reunite the elephant with its group.
A video, shared on Twitter, showed how the officials led the operation to search for the elephant’s family. In the video, the baby elephant can be seen attentively following the rescue team.
Sharing the video, Supriya Sahu, Tamilnadu Principal Secretary (Environment and Forests), praised the forest officials for their efforts.
‘A kutty baby elephant was reunited with the family after rescue by TN foresters in Mudumalai. Most heartwarming indeed. Kudos (to the officials),’ she said.
It took nearly two hours for the forest team to rescue the calf from the pit. ‘The calf might have fallen into the pit the previous night. The herd trumpeted for help to rescue the calf,’ said an official.