Baby Elephant Is Rescued From A Drain In Sri Lanka

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A babyelephant was found lodged in a drain by locals in the town of Hambantota on the south coast of Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The calfs mother watched on as a team of wildlife officials and port workers managed to free the young elephant. After they removedparts of the entrance to the storm drain and chippedaway at its concrete walls, the elephant was then hoisted out by ropes tied around its front legs. The little elephant was then taken away to receive medical attention toits suspected broken leg.

The area of Hambantota is wellknown for its wild elephants roaming around the local towns and villages. Although, the elephants are moreoften seen as a nuisance than a charm.

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