One muddy misstep and the baby elephant slipped into a pool of water. Unable to get out on its own – and the herd unable to help as the bank was too slippery – elephant keepers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust came to the rescue.
The rescue took place in Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Although the elephants displayed aggressive behavior by making it clear they were prepared to charge, once a backup vehicle was able to cordon off the area, the keepers were quickly able to pull the baby up the bank via straps.
Once safe, the calf rushed back to the comfort of her herd.
A happy ending. Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Top image credit: Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
[H/T: The Dodo]