Team rescues baby elephant from tea garden well fall in West Bengal
A baby elephant desperately trying to pull itself out of a well using its trunk after falling in has been captured on camera.
The elephant was discovered trapped in the cemented reservoir of a tea garden in West Bengal in India after locals heard its distressed cries for help.
Herds of elephants often frequent the area to drink water from the irrigation reservoirs in the village.
A rescue team was called to the scene, and after using a JCB excavator crane, they were finally able to free the baby elephant from the muddy water.
Footage shows the elephant running straight back into the forest, where villagers reported seeing another elephant waiting nearby for the calf.
The calf was part of a larger herd that raided the village overnight, causing damage to five properties.
It was deja vu for locals, just last year another elephant calf fell and became stuck in the same reservoir.