Locals from a village in the Assam region of northern India couldn't stand idly by earlier this week when a baby elephant became stuck in a ditch.
As the pachyderm's family milled around, visibly distressed, the youngster flailed in the muck and slime, unable to right itself and losing strength by the minute.
Until dozens of locals stepped in to give a helping hand.
“All of the villagers came together to pull this elephant calf out of the ditch,” one of the rescuers said.
“She was in bad condition and we could not bear the site of a baby dying in that ditch.”
The rescued animal was later transferred to a nearby wildlife rehabilitation center in Kaziranga National Park, it was reported.