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Elephant rescued after landing upside down in a pit in India

A real-life elephant trap: Gentle giant is rescued after landing upside down in a pit in India

  • Locals and wildlife officials in eastern India helped free an elephant 
  • The jumbo had fallen into a pit and landed on its back, unable to get back up 
  • Luckily, locals were at hand and used rope and sticks to push the elephant 

Wildlife officials intervened after an elephant landed upside down in a pit in eastern India, in a dramatic rescue caught on camera. 

The large animal fell flat on its back in the ditch in West Bengal and was unable to get up by itself. 

Fortunately, locals and wildlife officials were at hand to get the struggling elephant back on its feet. 

Wildlife officials intervened after an elephant landed upside down in a pit

Wildlife officials intervened after an elephant landed upside down in a pit in eastern India, in a dramatic rescue caught on camera

The large animal fell flat on its back in the ditch in West Bengal and was unable to get up by itself

The large animal fell flat on its back in the ditch in West Bengal and was unable to get up by itself

Footage shows the distressed jumbo lying flat on its back with its legs sticking up in the air, waving its tusk in an agitated manner. 

Luckily, passers-by noticed the flailing animal and rushed to help it. 

They used rope and sticks to help push the animal into a position where it was able to get up from the ground. 

After being moved onto its side, the elephant managed to finally stand on its feet again, as the crowds cheered. 

Footage shows the elephant as it then wanders back into the woodland, apparently uninjured. 

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