Dumbo was almost ready – after falling into a well in India.
Crews in the village of Panchapalli drove to rescue an elephant Thursday after being chased by dogs and tumbled into a reservoir 50 feet underground. It took the rescuers about 16 hours to devise and adopt a plan to pull the poor pachyderm out of the hole with a powerful crane.
A team of wildlife veterinarians from the southern state of Tamil Nadu was on site to lead the effort, as well as more than 50 local officials from the forest service, fire department and local police, SWNS reported.
Excavators were on site to dig out dirt, making room for the operation. First, doctors had to be lowered into the well to administer sedatives to the anxious animal.
Once cushioned, they strapped the elephant in several harnesses and lifted its approx. 4 tons of weight left on high ground.
Leaves from a nearby coconut tree were thrown into the well that the elephant could eat during the harrowing 1
Following a health study, the elephant is released in the Hosur forest in northern Tamil Nadu.
Their rescue method was just one of several used to rescue elephants that are stuck in similar situations. An elephant that had fallen into a 25-foot well in the state of Jharkhand, India, was helped to safety by a team of workers using motorized pumps to fill the well with water, allowing the animal to float to the top and return to the forest. unharmed.