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 https://ifaw.org

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