Heroic Miners Save Baby Bull Elephant From Drowning In A Well

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 19, 201610,872 views
Published: December 19, 2016

Sometimes life can change in the blink of an eye and lead us on a path we’ve never expected it would go on. We never know whether the next curve on the road leads us to success or total damnation. This small elephant babe is the prime example for it.

A baby bull elephant has been rescued after falling into a well at a copper mine. It is not known how long the youngun was trapped inside the well, but marks of other elephants helping him were visible around the small well.

Video footage shows staff at the Phalaborwa Copper mine in South Africa’s Limpopo Province frantically pull the calf out of a small dam of water on February 16. They are struggling to pull the distressed animal because he keeps on slipping and the rescuers have to think of their own safety as well if they want to manage to save him.

The visibly stressed elephant is eventually pulled out of the well by the heroic staff members. It is believed the calf may have fallen into the well and been left by its herd after it couldn’t escape. The rescuers showed it to other elephant herds in the area but none of them seemed to recognize him. Because of this, he was taken to a local shelter and nursed to health. His future is still uncertain because the helpers aren’t sure how such a stressful ordeal may influence him. After all, he is still a young baby.

Videographer / director: HESC
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas, Ian Phillips

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      SeniorLass · 1 year ago

      Praying he survives and lives to a happy, ripe old age!! So sad the herd didn't accept him back into the herd. :'(