Elephant calf rescued from well in Tamil Nadu after 10-hour struggle

The incident occurred at Kolapalli near Gudalur in the small hours when the calf, part of an elephant herd, fell into the 30 ft well.

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Published May 29, 2024 | 5:10 PMUpdatedMay 29, 2024 | 5:12 PM

Elephant rescued from well

An elephant calf that fell into a 30-foot well in the hilly district of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu was rescued by a team of Forest Department officials on Wednesday, 29 May, following a 10-hour struggle that involved two earth-movers to pull the animal to safety.

According to officials, the incident occurred at Kolapalli near Gudalur in the small hours when the calf, part of an elephant herd, fell into the 30 ft well.

A rescue operation was launched after the locals informed the Forest department.

As part of it, two excavators were deployed to create a path near the well for the elephant to climb to safety, they said.

Upon being rescued, the calf ventured into the forest.

Forest department officials were monitoring the calf and would continue to do so till it joins its herd, an official said.

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