A mother’s love known no bounds. This statement is applicable not just to humans, but also animals of all kinds. Whether it a female dog feeding her puppies or a monkey carrying her baby safely or a kangaroo that prefers to keep its baby in the ‘pockets’, animals have been known to love their kids as fiercely as humans do. A recent example of this was of a mother elephant, who was trying her best to enter a particular area. She was even attacking vehicles to force her way through, all because her calf was stuck somewhere in that area and she wanted to rescue it. But help was round the corner in the form of a forest official, who not just painstakingly rescued the calf, but also carried it safely back to its mother and healed it with medication. A video of this incident has gone viral, and netizens can’t help getting teary-eyed after watching this.
The incident occurred at Mettupalayam near Ooty. Reportedly, about a week ago, the forest officer got a call complaining about a female elephant that was attacking vehicles in an attempt to enter a specific area in Ooty. This prompted a search by the forest official which revealed that a calf had fallen into a canal in that area. On seeing this, the forest officials painstakingly rescued the calf. But the team discovered that the calf was injured and unable to walk. So one of the forest officials carried it on his shoulders. The elephant herd was in the Nellithurai area and news reports state that every time the forest official dropped the calf to reunite with the herd, it would come back to him.
Watch the forest official carrying the elephant calf on his shoulders here:
The video of the forest official walking with the elephant calf on his shoulders is a heartwarming sight, and the efforts of the official need to be appreciated. He not just reunited the calf with its mother, but also fed the weakened calf glucose and lactogen. The officials then waited two days for the calf to join the herd. On Thursday, the mother returned to lead the calf to the herd. Leopard Stuck in 30-feet Deep Dry Well in Guwahati Rescued By Brave Vet; Video Goes Viral