Chinese Villagers Join Together To Save An Elephant Stuck In Mud
A wild elephant who had gotten hopelessly stuck in a thick mire in southern China was saved from the grimmest of fates - all thanks to a crowd of villagers who worked tirelessly to free her.
It's unclear how long the female elephant had been trapped, but by the time rescue arrived, she was almost completely submerged in mud. Unable to hoist the exhausted animal out of the pit themselves, police and wildlife authorities enlisted the help of locals who used wooden planks and ropes to pull her to safety, the Guardian reports.
The rescue operation lasted three grueling hours, but it was worth the effort.