Baby elephants rescued from deep well in Sri Lanka

By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM
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Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A group of four baby elephants were rescued from a deep well in Sri Lanka after they slipped down the muddy sides of the hole.

A video filmed Wednesday in Karandagaswewa, Horowpathana, shows food being dumped into the hole for the four elephant calves after a farmer discovered them while working in the early morning.

The elephants are sprayed with water to keep them hydrated and cool before wildlife officials arrive with a backhoe.

The construction equipment is used to dig a path for the baby pachyderms to walk to safety.

The baby elephants are seen at the end of the video fleeing into the woods without any signs of injury from their time in the hole.

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