Vets in Thailand saved a mother elephant and her one-year-old calf after they fell into a 7 feet deep pit
A team of vets in Thailand have been hailed as heroes for saving a mother elephant and her one-year-old calf after they fell into a 7 feet deep pit.
According to a report in the Sun, a UK newspaper, the mother elephant had become unconscious and the vets managed to revive her with CPR.
The viral video shows the vets struggling to free the pair in the torrential rainy season. The distressed mother was also standing over her child to try and protect him.
Wildlife volunteers tranquilised the 10-year-old mother but she hit her head on the edge of the concrete structure – knocking her unconscious. Worried vets immediately revived the jumbo after she was pulled out of the pit with a crane, the Sun reported.
Dramatic footage shows three vets using their weight to pump the elephant’s chest to revive her. The baby elephant was rescued shortly after, with a crane digging out a path with an earth excavator. It took the team more than three hours to finish the complex operation.