VIDEO: Teams Rescue a Young Elephant Trapped In a Ditch

Then, after about 30 minutes of excavation, the young elephant stood up on its feet, charged at the excavator and ran towards the tea garden as the crowd cheered and made loud noises to direct it towards the forest.A young adult male elephant was trapped for about two hours in a tea garden ditch at Borsapori Tea Estate near Bokakhat in Northeast India yesterday morning. The elephant was rescued by a team from the Assam Forest Department assisted by International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) veterinarians and local people.

Then, after about 30 minutes of excavation, the young elephant stood up on its feet, charged at the excavator and ran towards the tea garden as the crowd cheered and made loud noises to direct it towards the forest.A young adult male elephant was trapped for about two hours in a tea garden ditch at Borsapori Tea Estate near Bokakhat in Northeast India yesterday morning. The elephant was rescued by a team from the Assam Forest Department assisted by International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) veterinarians and local people. Our team reached the Estate to find the elephant stuck in the ditch on its back and unable to stand. A heavy wheeled excavator was deployed to cut down the sides of the ditch.Then, after about 30 minutes of excavation, the young elephant stood up on its feet,  charged at the excavator and ran towards the tea garden as the crowd cheered and made loud noises to direct it towards the forest. The teams deserve a round of applause for their quick work, I’m certain the young elephant is very thankful. —SB For more information about the International Fund for Animal Welfare effort to save animals in crisis around the world, visit http://ifaw.org

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Comments: 12

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

We teach Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue to fire departments, veterinarians and other emergency responders around the globe - and WSPA is one of the organizations that has taken on this type of dangerous and difficult rescue in numerous countries.
So glad to know that the techniques are getting out there to many people.
Bravo to this group and congratulations on no one getting injured, and an amazing success with an animal that was obviously terrified!
Dr. Rebecca Gimenez
President, www.tlaer.org
USA

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Congratulations! It is so heartwarming to hear of something good happening to an elephant for once.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Congratulations on your rescue. I am concerned why the crowd was allowed to gather and create such a volume of noise as to frighten the young bull elephant even further. In that situation the elephant had no choice but to flee immediately, which could have been fatal had he tripped and fallen again in his effort to escape the mob. I hope that IFAW will implement a policy to clear the area of on-lookers and control the noise level in order to create the more humane rescue situation. Also, I wonder if IFAW dsipatched anyone to track this elephant to determine if he survived his fall?
Thank you for your good work.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Real Heroes...... :) Good Job Guys

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

yay!!!!! you all the (rescuer's) did a wonderful job!! thanks for savin it!!!! BRAVO!!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

hats off to all of you guys. thanks a lot. god bless you

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

thnx God....... nice work......

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh what a lovely little story! So nice to see people being kind to their animals :) Thanks to you all for a good job done.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Dovreste solo vergognarvi a fare queste schifezze, farei io a voi quello che fate a loro. Lo meritate in pieno che siate maledetti x quello che fate, siete dei gran bastardi, nn ci sono parole. Gente, uniamoci e facciamoli smettere una volta x tutte con questi orrori.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Ganesh is smiling and blessing all that helped rescue this noble creature. Nice work.

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