Rescue of baby elephant stuck in a drain

When I get tired of politics, nothing cheers me up more than an animal story that ends well. A baby wild elephant had fallen into a narrow open drain near the southern Sri Lankan port city of Hambantota. Animal welfare officers worked with port workers to lift the baby out. It appears that the baby had broken its leg in the fall and is being treated for it before being returned to the mother, whom you can see watching the operation.


  1. Mobius says

    You can tell that the mother is quite anxious, but the fact that she lets the humans help her baby is, IMHO, a testament to the intelligence of these magnificent creatures.

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