Fauna: A Heart-Melting Baby Elephant Rescue

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

When an eight-month-old baby elephant fell into a well, it was up to a team of conservationists at Amboseli Trust for Elephants to figure out a way to get her out. They captured the rescue operation on video and the story has gone viral, thanks to a beautifully happy ending and rather hilarious commentary from off camera: "So this is Zombe's calf, who we're all delighted is so big and fat and healthy until we have to pull her out of a hole!" The nonprofit works to protect and study elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park and they have a fantastic YouTube channel documenting their work. Watch more animal videos from our Fauna series here

For more from Amboseli Trust for Elephants, visit http://www.elephanttrust.org/.

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