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An elephant was rescued in southern India after falling into a well estimated at roughly 50-feet deep.
The area where the rescue happened has had some experience saving trapped elephants. Two other elephants have fallen down wells in the past year, according to Reuters. Uncovered wells and ditches have posed a threat to the animals, noted Parveen Kaswan of the Indian Forest Service in a Twitter post on Thursday. The animals, he said, need expansive land to survive as they forage for food and water.
Open wells & ditches in elephant migratory routes are huge problems for these animals. Since they are long ranging creatures, migrate to long distances for food & water.
Least we can do is cover such wells or keep safety wall. Imagine it was a 50 feet deep well. pic.twitter.com/DowUTy6aKZ
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) November 20, 2020
Authorities monitored the elephant for roughly three hours after the rescue. «It was found to be healthy and active,» said the district forest officer, according to a Reuters report.
«Credits to the elephant also for her will,» Kaswan said.