A young Asian elephant, around 4-5 years old, fell into a ditch while crossing a tea plantation in northern India with the rest of his herd. His mother and other elephants in the herd tried to help him out, but to no avail. Local people, forest rangers, and an animal welfare volunteer stepped in to help using a mechanical digger. Because the volunteers widened the ditch, the elephant was able to flip onto his side and stand up by himself. He then rejoined his mother and the herd.
Watch the rescue here: