Caring Elephants Stay Close By Family Members Stuck in a Pool Until Rescue Workers Can Save Them
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
When three Asian elephants, two adults and a calf, got stuck inside a manmade pool in the Yunnan Province of China, their family stood by doing their best to attempt to rescue them. Unfortunately, the pool was too deep and the elephants couldn’t use their trucks to get their fellow tribe members out. After being stuck in the manmade pool for a few days, local villagers saw the elephants trying to escape and came up with a rescue plan. However, the plans to rescue them was put on hold due to heavy rain. The elephants were also cautious of the rescue team and wanted to protect their family, causing an unplanned distraction in the rescue. Luckily, the very next day the rescue workers were able to move forward with a new plan. They moved the other elephants to different locations using firecrackers, allowing the rescue workers to come in. Once the elephants were out of the way, the workers used a bulldozer and knocked down the wall of the pool. With the wall demolished, the water was able to rush out and clear a pathway for the elephants to walk out alive. Check out the amazing rescue below!