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Video: Baby elephant rescued from well in India


A baby elephant in India has been lifted out of a well after it fell down it and got trapped. After initial rescue attempts failed, a crane was used to break the side of the well and hoist the elephant out.

The calf was attended to by vets who said that it had been injured during the ordeal but would make a full recovery.