January 22nd, 2015 12:39 EST
Baby Elephant Rescued Fom Pit: Video
"A baby elephant has been rescued after it fell into an empty water storage pit in south-west China.
The tiny calf is said to have become trapped after venturing near the pit next to a nature reserve in the Yunan Province.
According to reports, the elephant could have been in the pit for over 24 hours. The calf was found in the two metre deep ditch by local residents on Wednesday. "
Baby elephants are cute and very entertaining to watch, but they have a penchant for falling into wells and pits. There`s dozens of videos on YouTube that chronicle the misadventures of baby elephants.
The villagers called the police, and using their brain power instead of their brawn, the cops managed to free the baby elephant.
The cops filled one side of the pit with dirt and used hoes to gradually lower the ledge until the baby elephant was able to climb out and hopefully be reunited with his mother.
I hope my readers are grateful for this good news story!