When you’re not usually surrounded by wild animals, you tend not to think about the dangers they face every day. These hazards can include predators on the hunt for their next meal or humans looking to profit off their valuable body parts. But what about road hazards? That’s exactly what happened in this story. A cute little elephant was walking with its herd when it slipped and fell into an embankment under a railroad track in Assam, India. Luckily, the train came to a halt and dozens of passengers jumped out to help pull him to safety. The little elephant had been trying to keep up with its herd when it slipped on the crumbling rail track.
Fortunately, a group of passengers came to the rescue when he got stuck in mud. Despite sinking deeper, they refused to give up and lent him a hand.
In Assam, India, a kind forest official came to the aid of someone stuck in a ditch.
People who were passing by also gave small pieces of food to the baby to sustain him.
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The individuals gathered by the ditch, watching intently to ensure the safe rescue of the small creature.
The frightened animal seemed to be in a difficult situation, but thankfully the problem was resolved in a positive way. The baby elephant was successfully saved and reunited with its group.
Although the small elephant looked frightened, I believe it was happy to be reunited with its herd. It warms my heart to see that both the residents and passengers on the train came together to assist this poor elephant. It’s wonderful to witness people helping one another without expecting anything in return.