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Villagers Carry 100KG Baby Elephant On Brink Of Collapse To Safety

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Villagers Carry 100KG Baby Elephant On Brink Of Collapse To Safety

The world can be a pretty unrelenting place at times. In a sea of first world problems, we've also got bigger issues: the fart man getting fired from his job, people pooping in pools, and the fact that a giant 500ft asteroid is heading straight for us.

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But don't write off the world as totally doomed just yet, because a gloriously heartwarming video has emerged from India, showing a group of villagers saving a baby elephant that had become was separated from its herd.

The incident unfolded in a village at the Athagarh Forest Division of Odisha, whereby a group of farmers spotted the calf beside a canal about three kilometres from their village - understandly, the creature was visibly distressed.

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The elephant is reported to have collapsed due to dehydration and hunger. After seeing it was too weak to walk, the heroic farmers decided to adopt the 100 kg calf and carry it on their shoulders.

Word quickly spread and hundreds of villagers joined the congregation, with many shouting slogans and cheering the calf on.

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A local named Bibu Das, 23, said: "Many saw the calf as a good omen for the village and wanted to adopt it."

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It's a true show of kindness and solidarity. As you can see in the video, dozens of people came together to help each other and most importantly ensure that little elephant calf was restored to health.

After the calf was taken to forest officials who saw it was in poor health, it was sent to a government veterinary facility for treatment and care. And you'll be pleased to know the little tyke's going to be okay.

"After the calf recovers, we will try to reunite it with its herd," said a forest official.

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Fantastic news all round. Hats off to the plucky farmers who thought fast and transported the baby elephant to safety. And shout out to the villagers too who came together to support the animal and the people who were saving it.

This isn't the first heffalump to have made the news this week either - one American tourist got mega-lucky while visiting a sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand and got some pretty hilarious cuddles from one of their baby elephants.

The footage shows the tourist rolling around and generally having a lovely time with Suki, a very young elephant, at the Chia Lai Orchid, a sanctuary that rescues elephants.

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Suki is the youngest elephant calf at the sanctuary and was obviously feeling quite affectionate. Don't worry though, as the video description says: "No humans were harmed in the making of this video."

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Topics: World News, Elephant, Animals, India

Daisy Phillipson
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