WATCH: Elephant calf rescued from drain

An incredible display of manpower and human tenderness has gone viral, with video showing a baby elephant being rescued from a drain in Sri Lanka.

A group of wildlife officials and rescue workers came together to free the trapped animal, after breaking open part of the drain. It’s believed the drain was uncovered when the elephant fell in.

The team tied ropes around the calf’s legs before delicately pulling it to safety.


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WARNING: The footage may be distressing to some viewers.