This is the moment a baby elephant tumbled into a ditch as it tried to keep up with its herd. While the rest fled, this little animal slumped down a small hill under a railway track in Assam, India. Thankfully, the train came to a halt and dozens of passengers leaped out to help pull him to safety.
Tumble: The little elephant had been trying to keep up with its herd when it slipped on the crumbling Railtrack
Stuck: Thankfully dozens of passengers stopped to lend a hand as he became submerged in mud
A forest official arrived to help him out of the ditch in Assam, India, as people handed bits of food to the baby
This man offers a stick to grab and climbs down to try another approach
Adorable: People sat on the side of the ditch to make sure the little one gets out safely
Terrified: The animal appeared scared at the predicament it faced but fortunately the situation was happily resolved
By MIA DE GRAAF