A baby elephant was found lodged in a drain by locals in the town of Hambantota on the south coast of Sri Lanka on Sunday.
The calf’s mother watched on as a team of wildlife officials and port workers managed to free the young elephant. After they removed parts of the entrance to the storm drain and chipped away at its concrete walls, the elephant was then hoisted out by ropes tied around its front legs. The little elephant was then taken away to receive medical attention to its suspected broken leg.
The area of Hambantota is well known for its wild elephants roaming around the local towns and villages. Although, the elephants are more often seen as a nuisance than a charm.