When the locals discovered the elephants, they were almost fully submerged in water. According to the Daily Mail, they then contacted the Wildlife Conservation Society. Rescue workers from the society constructed a ramp up the side of the crater so the elephants could climb out.
The dramatic footage captured shows the elephants helping each other climb out of the crater's muddy waters.
Since being shared online on March 29, the video has collected over 20,000 views on Facebook alone. "Thank you so much for coming to their rescue!!!!" says one commenter. Another writes, "Thank goodness for WCS, and the kind farmers who knew how to get help."
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