Forest Officials in India Rescue Elephant from Pit

Forest department officials in India's eastern Odisha state rescued an elephant after it fell into a pit, Saturday, October 2.

The elephant trumpeted and ran toward the forest in the dark, as villagers cheered, after it climbed out of the pit through the passage.

The number of wild Asiatic elephants, primarily found in India and parts of South and Southeast Asia, has fallen to under 50,000, just 15% of its historic average, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.

(Reuters)

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