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Sri Lanka: Baby elephant safely yanked from a drain in Hambantota01:43

Sri Lanka: Baby elephant safely yanked from a drain in Hambantota

Sri Lanka, Hambantota
May 30, 2016 at 18:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of rescuers safely pulled out an elephant calf trapped in a drain in the port city of Hambantota on Sunday.

Dockers and wildlife workers joined forces to liberate the trapped calf from a drain near a main road which, according to local reports, is a hotspot for passing wild elephants.

After managing to pull out the calf with the help of ropes, its rescuers then proceeded to transport it away to receive medical treatment.

Sri Lanka: Baby elephant safely yanked from a drain in Hambantota01:43
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Dozens of rescuers safely pulled out an elephant calf trapped in a drain in the port city of Hambantota on Sunday.

Dockers and wildlife workers joined forces to liberate the trapped calf from a drain near a main road which, according to local reports, is a hotspot for passing wild elephants.

After managing to pull out the calf with the help of ropes, its rescuers then proceeded to transport it away to receive medical treatment.

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