M̲u̲m̲m̲y̲,̲ ̲w̲a̲k̲e̲ ̲u̲p̲:̲ ̲H̲e̲a̲r̲t̲-̲b̲r̲e̲a̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲m̲o̲m̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲f̲i̲n̲d̲s̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲d̲e̲a̲d̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲r̲e̲f̲u̲s̲e̲s̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲l̲e̲a̲v̲e̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲s̲i̲d̲e̲ ̲a̲f̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲s̲h̲e̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲k̲i̲l̲l̲e̲d̲ ̲f̲a̲l̲l̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲d̲o̲w̲n̲ ̲a̲ ̲h̲i̲l̲l̲

Elephant

T̲h̲i̲s̲ ̲i̲s̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲h̲e̲a̲r̲t̲-̲w̲r̲e̲n̲c̲h̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲m̲o̲m̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲a̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲f̲o̲u̲n̲d̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲d̲i̲e̲d̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲f̲o̲r̲e̲s̲t̲ ̲-̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲r̲e̲f̲u̲s̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲l̲e̲a̲v̲e̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲s̲i̲d̲e̲.̲ ̲
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲t̲w̲o̲-̲y̲e̲a̲r̲-̲o̲l̲d̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲n̲u̲d̲g̲e̲s̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲g̲a̲i̲n̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲a̲g̲a̲i̲n̲ ̲-̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲e̲v̲e̲n̲ ̲s̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲-̲ ̲d̲u̲r̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲v̲i̲g̲i̲l̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲R̲a̲j̲a̲j̲i̲ ̲R̲e̲s̲e̲r̲v̲e̲ ̲F̲o̲r̲e̲s̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲n̲o̲r̲t̲h̲e̲r̲n̲ ̲I̲n̲d̲i̲a̲.̲
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲d̲e̲s̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲e̲ ̲a̲t̲t̲e̲m̲p̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲r̲o̲u̲s̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲4̲0̲-̲y̲e̲a̲r̲-̲o̲l̲d̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲w̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲f̲o̲r̲ ̲h̲o̲u̲r̲s̲ ̲u̲n̲t̲i̲l̲ ̲a̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲t̲e̲a̲m̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲t̲a̲k̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲a̲w̲a̲y̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲a̲d̲ ̲s̲c̲e̲n̲e̲.̲

The desperate attempt to rouse the 40-year-old mother went on for hours until a rescue team was sent in to take the baby away from the sad scene
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲d̲e̲s̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲e̲ ̲a̲t̲t̲e̲m̲p̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲r̲o̲u̲s̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲4̲0̲-̲y̲e̲a̲r̲-̲o̲l̲d̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲w̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲f̲o̲r̲ ̲h̲o̲u̲r̲s̲ ̲u̲n̲t̲i̲l̲ ̲a̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲t̲e̲a̲m̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲t̲a̲k̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲a̲w̲a̲y̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲a̲d̲ ̲s̲c̲e̲n̲e̲

The two-year-old calf nudges its mother again and again - and even sits on her - during the vigil in Rajaji Reserve Forest in northern India
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲t̲w̲o̲-̲y̲e̲a̲r̲-̲o̲l̲d̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲n̲u̲d̲g̲e̲s̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲g̲a̲i̲n̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲a̲g̲a̲i̲n̲ ̲-̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲e̲v̲e̲n̲ ̲s̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲-̲ ̲d̲u̲r̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲v̲i̲g̲i̲l̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲R̲a̲j̲a̲j̲i̲ ̲R̲e̲s̲e̲r̲v̲e̲ ̲F̲o̲r̲e̲s̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲n̲o̲r̲t̲h̲e̲r̲n̲ ̲I̲n̲d̲i̲a̲

The two tamed elephants brought in to drag the youngster away from the scene - named 'Rangeeli' and 'Radha' - struck rangers as being overwhelmed by sadness at their task
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲t̲w̲o̲ ̲t̲a̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲s̲ ̲b̲r̲o̲u̲g̲h̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲d̲r̲a̲g̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲y̲o̲u̲n̲g̲s̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲w̲a̲y̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲c̲e̲n̲e̲ ̲-̲ ̲n̲a̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲’̲R̲a̲n̲g̲e̲e̲l̲i̲’̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲’̲R̲a̲d̲h̲a̲’̲ ̲-̲ ̲s̲t̲r̲u̲c̲k̲ ̲r̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲a̲s̲ ̲b̲e̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲o̲v̲e̲r̲w̲h̲e̲l̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲b̲y̲ ̲s̲a̲d̲n̲e̲s̲s̲ ̲a̲t̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲i̲r̲ ̲t̲a̲s̲k̲
̲̲P̲a̲r̲k̲ ̲r̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲g̲u̲e̲s̲s̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲h̲a̲d̲ ̲d̲i̲e̲d̲ ̲a̲f̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲f̲a̲l̲l̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲d̲o̲w̲n̲ ̲a̲ ̲h̲i̲l̲l̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲g̲e̲t̲t̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲n̲e̲c̲k̲ ̲s̲t̲u̲c̲k̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲a̲ ̲t̲r̲e̲e̲.̲

̲S̲a̲n̲a̲t̲a̲n̲ ̲S̲o̲n̲k̲a̲r̲,̲ ̲d̲i̲r̲e̲c̲t̲o̲r̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲R̲a̲j̲a̲j̲i̲ ̲F̲o̲r̲e̲s̲t̲ ̲R̲e̲s̲e̲r̲v̲e̲,̲ ̲s̲a̲i̲d̲:̲ ̲’̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲s̲i̲m̲p̲l̲y̲ ̲r̲e̲f̲u̲s̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲l̲e̲a̲v̲e̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲.̲ ̲I̲t̲ ̲w̲o̲u̲l̲d̲ ̲f̲e̲e̲l̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲d̲e̲a̲d̲ ̲b̲o̲d̲y̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲f̲a̲l̲l̲e̲n̲ ̲g̲i̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲o̲c̲c̲a̲s̲i̲o̲n̲a̲l̲l̲y̲ ̲w̲i̲t̲h̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲l̲e̲g̲s̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲t̲r̲u̲n̲k̲,̲ ̲h̲o̲p̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲e̲l̲i̲c̲i̲t̲ ̲a̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲p̲o̲n̲s̲e̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲.̲’̲ ̲ ̲
̲’̲I̲t̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲a̲ ̲t̲e̲d̲i̲o̲u̲s̲ ̲t̲a̲s̲k̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲c̲r̲y̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲p̲o̲t̲ ̲a̲s̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲c̲o̲u̲l̲d̲n̲’̲t̲ ̲b̲e̲ ̲l̲e̲f̲t̲ ̲a̲l̲o̲n̲e̲,̲ ̲s̲o̲ ̲w̲e̲ ̲t̲o̲o̲k̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲h̲e̲l̲p̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲s̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲e̲r̲v̲e̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲,̲’̲ ̲h̲e̲ ̲a̲d̲d̲e̲d̲.̲
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲t̲w̲o̲ ̲t̲a̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲s̲ ̲b̲r̲o̲u̲g̲h̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲d̲r̲a̲g̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲y̲o̲u̲n̲g̲s̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲w̲a̲y̲ ̲f̲r̲o̲m̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲c̲e̲n̲e̲ ̲-̲ ̲n̲a̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲’̲R̲a̲n̲g̲e̲e̲l̲i̲’̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲’̲R̲a̲d̲h̲a̲’̲ ̲-̲ ̲s̲t̲r̲u̲c̲k̲ ̲r̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲a̲s̲ ̲b̲e̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲o̲v̲e̲r̲w̲h̲e̲l̲m̲e̲d̲ ̲b̲y̲ ̲s̲a̲d̲n̲e̲s̲s̲ ̲a̲t̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲i̲r̲ ̲t̲a̲s̲k̲.̲ ̲

Park rangers guessed the mother elephant had died after falling down a hill and getting its neck stuck in a tree
̲P̲a̲r̲k̲ ̲r̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲g̲u̲e̲s̲s̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲h̲a̲d̲ ̲d̲i̲e̲d̲ ̲a̲f̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲f̲a̲l̲l̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲d̲o̲w̲n̲ ̲a̲ ̲h̲i̲l̲l̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲g̲e̲t̲t̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲n̲e̲c̲k̲ ̲s̲t̲u̲c̲k̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲a̲ ̲t̲r̲e̲e̲

Rangers also pulled on the baby's tail to persuade it to budge, before it was eventually pushed onto the back of a lorry
̲R̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲a̲l̲s̲o̲ ̲p̲u̲l̲l̲e̲d̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲’̲s̲ ̲t̲a̲i̲l̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲p̲e̲r̲s̲u̲a̲d̲e̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲u̲d̲g̲e̲,̲ ̲b̲e̲f̲o̲r̲e̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲e̲v̲e̲n̲t̲u̲a̲l̲l̲y̲ ̲p̲u̲s̲h̲e̲d̲ ̲o̲n̲t̲o̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲c̲k̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲a̲ ̲l̲o̲r̲r̲y̲

The director of the camp where the young elephant has been sent said: 'The calf has now been adopted by one of the jumbos who was present in the rescue operation, and the baby seems to be liking its new found mother'
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲d̲i̲r̲e̲c̲t̲o̲r̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲c̲a̲m̲p̲ ̲w̲h̲e̲r̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲y̲o̲u̲n̲g̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲h̲a̲s̲ ̲b̲e̲e̲n̲ ̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲s̲a̲i̲d̲:̲ ̲’̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲h̲a̲s̲ ̲n̲o̲w̲ ̲b̲e̲e̲n̲ ̲a̲d̲o̲p̲t̲e̲d̲ ̲b̲y̲ ̲o̲n̲e̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲j̲u̲m̲b̲o̲s̲ ̲w̲h̲o̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲p̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲o̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲,̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲s̲e̲e̲m̲s̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲e̲ ̲l̲i̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲n̲e̲w̲f̲o̲u̲n̲d̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲’̲

R̲a̲n̲g̲e̲r̲s̲ ̲a̲l̲s̲o̲ ̲p̲u̲l̲l̲e̲d̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲’̲s̲ ̲t̲a̲i̲l̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲p̲e̲r̲s̲u̲a̲d̲e̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲u̲d̲g̲e̲,̲ ̲b̲e̲f̲o̲r̲e̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲e̲v̲e̲n̲t̲u̲a̲l̲l̲y̲ ̲p̲u̲s̲h̲e̲d̲ ̲o̲n̲t̲o̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲c̲k̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲a̲ ̲l̲o̲r̲r̲y̲.̲ ̲
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲e̲r̲e̲a̲v̲e̲d̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲h̲a̲s̲ ̲n̲o̲w̲ ̲b̲e̲e̲n̲ ̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲a̲n̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲c̲a̲m̲p̲,̲ ̲w̲h̲e̲r̲e̲ ̲o̲f̲f̲i̲c̲i̲a̲l̲s̲ ̲s̲a̲y̲ ̲i̲t̲ ̲i̲s̲ ̲b̲e̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲w̲e̲l̲l̲ ̲l̲o̲o̲k̲e̲d̲ ̲a̲f̲t̲e̲r̲.̲
̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲d̲i̲r̲e̲c̲t̲o̲r̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲c̲a̲m̲p̲ ̲s̲a̲i̲d̲:̲ ̲’̲T̲h̲e̲ ̲c̲a̲l̲f̲ ̲h̲a̲s̲ ̲n̲o̲w̲ ̲b̲e̲e̲n̲ ̲a̲d̲o̲p̲t̲e̲d̲ ̲b̲y̲ ̲o̲n̲e̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲j̲u̲m̲b̲o̲s̲ ̲w̲h̲o̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲p̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲r̲e̲s̲c̲u̲e̲ ̲o̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲,̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲a̲b̲y̲ ̲s̲e̲e̲m̲s̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲e̲ ̲l̲i̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲n̲e̲w̲f̲o̲u̲n̲d̲ ̲m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲.̲’̲ ̲

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