Elephant falls into well , rescued now


Forest department personnel with the help of local people rescued an elephant calf after the animal fell into a well in West Bengals Jhargram district on Tuesday, an official said.

The incident happened at Lalgarh area when the calf, a member of a marauding herd of 15 elephants, tripped into the well while going through a forest of sal trees.

The baby jumbo was reunited with its mother following a rescue operation which lasted for around two-and-a-half- hours, the forest department official said.

Local people informed the forest department after the calf fell into the well.

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