From the herd in the distance, a large elephant separated and came closer. She flailed her trunk and was obviously in distress. She began to mock-charge toward the men who surrounded the baby. This elephant, rescuers realized, was obviously the baby's mother.
As rescuers fastened straps around the struggling calf, something changed in the mother elephant. She appeared to realize that these people posed no threat but were actually trying to help.
She stood by, as the men struggled, knee-deep in mud, to save her baby's life.