Wild Elephant Salutes Rescuer For Breaking Pond Wall To Help Him Escape

This is the moment a poor elephant needed some help after it got stuck in a pond.

Concerned witnesses immediately called wildlife officials after four elephants fell into the pond.

Here’s out the full video of the amazing encounter:

But when the officials arrived, just one elephant was left in the pond and was struggling to get out.

Thankfully, one of the officials had an idea to break part of the wall and let some of the water out.

It seemed to be just what the animal needed to save itself.

After the elephant got out, it kept looking back at us at its rescuers as if it was expressing its gratitude to the people that saved its life.

It gazed at them for a full two minutes before eventually leaving and going back into its habitat.

This all happened in China, where only 300 Asian elephants remain in the wild. Asian elephants are endangered, and therefore this rescue was essential.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!