This is the heart-wrenching moment a mother elephant desperately tried to pull her baby from a well after, staying by their side for 11 hours.
The determined mum refused to leave her calf, first using her trunk and then her feet in a bid to haul her precious baby to safety.
Unfortunately the frantic mother elephant made matters worse by accidentally pushing more mud into the well and almost smothering the baby, which was trapped from 9pm until 8am the following morning.
But thankfully the tiny elephant was eventually freed when people living near the Chatra district in India, where the incident happened, rushed to the scene after hearing the distressed cries.
Kind-hearted villagers deterred the mother and used the time to remove some of the soil stopping her from grabbing the calf.
Jitendra Tiwari, who filmed the drama and helped with the rescue, said: ‘We chopped off a few banana trucks and put it near the well so that the mother elephant moved away for sometime.
‘The plan worked and we used the time remove the heap of sand deposited near the well that was making it difficult for her to rescue the baby.’
The mother then tightly wrapped her trunk around the baby’s slippery, mud-caked body and pulled her out.
The duo were later seen entwining trunks and happily walking side-by-side as they continued their journey.
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