Bandipur Tiger Reserve: Elephant stuck in mud puddle rescued
In a video that has gone viral on social media, an elephant stuck in a fresh mud puddle was rescued by officials in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
An elephant stuck in a fresh mud puddle was rescued by officials in the Moleyur range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. Bandipur Tiger Reserve tweeted the short clip on Sunday and it is swiftly going viral on social media.
The elephant, as seen in the clip, struggled to move as it found itself stuck in the mud puddle. It moved its legs but couldn’t get up as it was lying down in the puddle. Officials, thereafter, used a JCB Loader to push the elephant slowly as it managed to get up from the puddle and walk steadily.
“One female elephant, stuck in the fresh mud puddle in Moleyur range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, rescued successfully,” the caption of the post reads.
One female elephant, stuck in the fresh mud puddle in Moleyur range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, rescued successfully.@ntca_india @ArvindLBJP @aranya_kfd @kudremukh_wild @brt_tiger @DharwadForest @nagaraholetr @moefcc pic.twitter.com/U4ZTvFzd1D
— Bandipur Tiger Reserve (@Bandipur_TR) May 16, 2021
Ramesh Pandey of the Indian Forest Services also tweeted the video and said, “Sometimes wrong posture coupled with heavy weight in a slushy ground can make an elephant helpless. Thanks to officials and staffs of @Bandipur_TR for timely nudge to the female elephant. She was exhausted. Kudos to all involved in this rescue.”