Veterinarians and park staff recently pulled off a dramatic rescue of a pair of elephants in Thailand that involved the use of a boom lift, a digger and the resuscitation of an unconscious mother by three people.
According to Malay Mail, the duo is believed to belong to an elephant herd travelling through the nearby jungle in Nakhon Nayok province. However, the 1-year-old elephant fell into a roadside drainage hole and its distressed mother, stayed with the infant as it was unable to climb out of the steep pit.
Fortunately, the pair were discovered by a passing resident as it was nearby a golfing area. The witnesses quickly alerted wildlife officials and Khao Yai National Park authorities to the elephant’s plight.
Would-be rescuers were initially unable to help the baby elephant due to the presence of its mother and were forced to tranquilise the older creature.