An elephant calf has been rescued from an open drain in the Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on Sunday.
Workers and wildlife officials joined forces to lift it out after it became stuck. The baby elephant looked to be in distress while waiting to be saved. Another elephant that might be his mother watches on anxiously from the distance.
After rescuers 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. After giving the elephant a check over, they took it 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.
H/T to iflscience