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An elephant was rescued from the bottom of a 20ft pit by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Heart-warming moment a young elephant is rescued from the bottom of a 20ft well after soldiers hear the affected animal calling for help in India

  • Elephant was rescued from the bottom of a 20ft pit by rescuers near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • A crane was used with a harness to pull the huge animal out of the well and on the back of a waiting truck
  • Officials kept the elephant under close surveillance for a few days before releasing it back into the wild
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An elephant was rescued from the bottom of a 20ft pit by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation.

It was launched after army officers heard the elephant making noises deep in the Indian jungle well.

In the clip you can hear men talking in the background while someone throws food in the well for the elephant.

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An elephant was rescued from the bottom of a 20ft pit by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

An elephant was rescued from the bottom of a 20ft pit by rescuers using a crane in a huge operation near an army camp in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Army officials realized that the elephant was trapped in the well after hearing sounds deep from the well. Dozens of people surrounded the operation and came close to the creature

Army officials realized that the elephant was trapped in the well after hearing sounds deep from the well. Dozens of people surrounded the operation and came close to the creature

Army officials realized that the elephant was trapped in the well after hearing sounds deep from the well. Dozens of people surrounded the operation and came close to the creature

A crane was used with a harness to pull the enormous animal out of the well and to transport it to the back of a waiting truck

A crane was used with a harness to pull the enormous animal out of the well and to transport it to the back of a waiting truck

A crane was used with a harness to pull the enormous animal out of the well and to transport it to the back of a waiting truck

A crane is used to remove the huge animal from the well and a harness is used to carry it away.

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Dozens of people surrounded the operation and came close to the creature.

Two men then use the elephant's tail to turn it around and get into a truck.

The army called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the rescue of the animal

The army called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the rescue of the animal

The army called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the rescue of the animal

The elephant had strayed from the jungle of Bishnupur and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army

The elephant had strayed from the jungle of Bishnupur and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army

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The elephant had strayed from the jungle of Bishnupur and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army

Officials kept the elephant under close surveillance for a few days before being released into the wild again

Officials kept the elephant under close surveillance for a few days before being released into the wild again

Officials kept the elephant under close surveillance for a few days before being released into the wild again

The elephant had strayed from the jungle of Bishnupur and the rescue mission took place close to the Panagar army.

The army called the Burdwan Forest Department for help with the unusual discovery and they came to the aid of a crane.

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Officials kept the elephant under close surveillance for a few days before being released into the wild again.

Asian elephants weigh on average between 2.2 and 5.5 tonnes and can reach between 6.6 and 9.8 meters.

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