Heart-warming moment a baby elephant is finally rescued from a well after desperately trying to dig itself free with its trunk

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This is the heart-warming moment a baby elephant walked free from a well after being trapped inside for more than an hour.

The six-year-old mammal had fallen down the disused water well and became distressed when it was unable to climb out.

Residents of Kuttampuzha village in the Indian state of Kerala raised the alarm and a rescue team was deployed to save the elephant.

The six-year-old mammal fell down the disused water well and was unable to climb out

The six-year-old mammal fell down the disused water well and was unable to climb out

Residents of Kuttampuzha village in the Indian state of Kerala raised the alarm and a rescue team was deployed

Residents of Kuttampuzha village in the Indian state of Kerala raised the alarm and a rescue team was deployed

An excavator was used to dig away at the side of the well and a makeshift path was created to enable the mammal to climb free.

Footage of the incident shows the mammal part-submerged in muddy water while trapped at the bottom of the narrow pit.

Rescue workers arrive with the digger and begin clawing away at the wall on one side of the disused water well.

Desperate to escape, the elephant rather adorably uses its trunk to help dig away at the muddy wall and create a makeshift path.

An excavator was used to dig away at the side of the well and a makeshift path was created to enable the mammal to climb free

An excavator was used to dig away at the side of the well and a makeshift path was created to enable the mammal to climb free

Desperate to escape, the elephant rather adorably used its trunk to help dig away at the muddy wall

Desperate to escape, the elephant rather adorably used its trunk to help dig away at the muddy wall

The rescue workers can be seen carefully avoiding crushing the mammal’s trunk with the backhoe of the excavator.

After a little while enough of the wall had been knocked down and a makeshift path was created for the elephant to use

After a little while, enough of the wall has been knocked down and a makeshift path has been created for the elephant to use.

The clip shows the mammal struggling to get its footing at first before eventually standing up and climbing out of the pit.

A crowd of villagers stands around to watch it escape and cheer when the mammal finally manages to pull itself free.

According to reports the elephant only suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

After a little while enough of the wall had been knocked down and a makeshift path was created for the elephant to use

After a little while, enough of the wall had been knocked down and a makeshift path was created for the elephant to use

The mammal struggled to get its footing at first before eventually standing up and climbing out of the well

The mammal struggled to get its footing at first before eventually standing up and climbing out of the well

A crowd of villagers stood around to watch the elephant escape and cheered when it walked free

A crowd of villagers stood around to watch the elephant escape and cheered when it walked free

According to reports the elephant only suffered minor injuries as a result of falling into the well

According to reports the elephant only suffered minor injuries as a result of falling into the well

By: dailymail.co.uk

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