If elephants reach a point where they can’t help their own and must turn to extreme measures, you can understand that something must be really really wrong.
The baby elephant was the smallest in the group. This one was 1/6th of the size of a full adult elephant. While the ʜᴇʀᴅ was crossing, the young elephant stumʙʟᴇᴅ and fᴇʟʟ into the hollow space between the land and the river. They were stɪʟʟ a couple of feet away from the bank and the river was entrenched with mud. The baby elephant was left ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ to move. The rest of the ʜᴇʀᴅ didn’t know how to retrieve the fallen one. Given the circumstances, saving the baby elephant wouldn’t be easy.
It sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇd to get back on its feet. Moving inside a deep hole that was almost the same size as the baby elephant’s body was draining its energy. There was not enough space to decisively move upᴡᴀʀd.
What made the situation even ᴡᴏʀsᴇ was the thick layer of mud at the bottᴏm of the cavity. The baby elephant felt the strain of moving in what felt like wet concrete. It started crying very loudly and its agony could be felt by every adult elephant in the herd.
Even after ʟᴏsɪɴɢ most of its energy, the baby elephant’s wɪʟʟ was restored when it heard the deafening sound being made by the rest of the elephants in the herd. It was their way of showing their ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇʀɴ and love for each other.
Residents nearby heard the ʜᴇʀᴅ of elephants, and after seeing the ᴛʀᴀᴘped elephant, they contacted the local rescue team.
After rescue efforts, the elephant escaped from the ᴍᴜᴅ hole.
It was amazing to see the look of happiness on the baby elephant’s face. The ʜᴇʀᴅ was beaming with joy and everyone saw the depth of attachment and ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇʀɴ they all had for each other.
Some of the locals continued to watch the ʜᴇʀᴅ as they walked away and towards the forest. Some of the spectators even cried. Those were tears of joy.