Elephant rescued from well after 14-hour operation

The 25-year-old male elephant, which does not have a tusk, fell into the well in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday (November 19) afternoon and was rescued just after midnight on Friday (November 20).

When the farmer heard cries of the animal from his well, he alerted the authorities who reached the site with 50 members and rescued the animal after prolonged efforts. The well was 55-feet deep but the water was shallow and was pumped out.

Two excavators, trucks, and a crane was used in the rescue, meanwhile, villagers kept dropping banana leaves to feed the elephant, according to local media reports.

The elephant will be reportedly released into Hosur forest area.