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Elephant is rescued from the bottom of a 20ft well after soldiers hear it calling for help in India

Heartwarming moment a young elephant is rescued from the bottom of a 20ft well after soldiers hear the stricken animal calling for help in India

  • Elephant was saved from bottom of a 20ft well by rescuers near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, Western Bengal
  • A crane was used with a harness to pull the huge animal out of the well and on to the back of a waiting truck 
  • Officials kept the elephant under close supervision for a few days before releasing it back into the wild 

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An elephant was saved from the bottom of a 20ft well by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation.

It was launched after army officials heard the elephant making noises from deep inside the Indian jungle well. 

In the clip you can hear men talking in the background while someone throws food in the well for the elephant.

An elephant was saved from the bottom of a 20ft well by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, Western Bengal

Army officials realised the elephant was trapped in the well after hearing noises coming from deep inside the well. Dozens of people surrounded to watch the operation and get close to the creature

Army officials realised the elephant was trapped in the well after hearing noises coming from deep inside the well. Dozens of people surrounded to watch the operation and get close to the creature

A crane was used with a harness to pull the huge animal out of the well and transport it on to the back of a waiting truck

A crane was used with a harness to pull the huge animal out of the well and transport it on to the back of a waiting truck

A crane is used get the huge animal out of the well and a harness is used to carry it away.

Dozens of people surrounded to watch the operation and get close to the creature.

Two men then use the elephant’s tail to turn it around and get into the back of a truck.

The military called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the animal's rescue

 The military called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the animal’s rescue

The elephant had strayed in from the Bishnupur jungle and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army camp

 The elephant had strayed in from the Bishnupur jungle and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army camp 

Officials kept the elephant under close supervision for a few days before it was released back in to the wild

Officials kept the elephant under close supervision for a few days before it was released back in to the wild 

The elephant had strayed in from the Bishnupur jungle and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army camp.

The military called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the animal’s rescue with a crane.

Officials kept the elephant under close supervision for a few days before it was released back into the wild.

Asian elephants on average weigh between 2.2 to 5.5 tonnes and can reach between 6.6ft and 9.8ft tall.  

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