Miraculous moment A stranded elephant climbs out of a canal after rescuers threw a ladder

This is the ingenious moment a lost elephant was able to clamber onto a specially crafted rope ladder and escape from a canal.

The elephant, estimated to be 25-years-old, had fallen into a canal in Welikanda near Polonnaruwa, eastern Sri Lanka when wildlife officials decided to devise a plan.

Footage shows the elephant wade across the canal’s waters before spotting the specially crafted rope ladder made for him by the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The elephant, estimated to be 25-years-old, tries to clamber up a rope ladder made for him by wildlife officials in Welikanda near Polonnaruwa, eastern Sri Lanka

The helpless animal spots a slope along the canal but the surface is too slippery and he is unable to climb up it

Wildlife rescuers craft a ladder made with rope and tires in an effort to try and assist the elephant out of the water

The clip shows the determined elephant initially try and walk up a slippery slope along the canal’s bank.

However, after a few attempts, he cannot bring his hind legs out of the water and retreats back into the canal.

Rescuers then use firecrackers to move the elephant along the canal and towards the specially made ladder prepared for him.

The elephant eventually makes his way to the ladder, made using ropes, sticks, and tires, and then begins to heave his body out of the water.

Rescuers use firecrackers to move the elephant along the canal and closer to the rope ladder

The elephant initially struggles to clamber out of the canal and continues to slip back into the water

The elephant eventually manages to grab hold of the specially designed rope and arrive back on dry land

The helpless elephant makes desperate attempts to heave his body out of the water and grab hold of the rope during the six-hour rescue mission.

After multiple attempts, he eventually manages to climb up the ladder and arrive back on dry land.

The elephant’s efforts to climb out of the canal were captured on December 8.

Related Posts

Scieпtists Stυппed: 10-Toп Whale Discoʋered Amidst Foliage of Amazoп Raiпforest, Perplexiпg Reʋelatioп Uпfolds

A 36-foot-loпg whale (yes, a whale) was receпtly discoʋered iп Brazil’s remote jυпgle, miles from its пatυral habitat, wheп scaʋeпgiпg ʋυltυres alerted local officials with their screechiпg….

Thamana’s Touching Journey: The Miraculous Rescue of a Surprise Baby Elephant

Thamana’s remarkable tale of resilience commenced on November 21, 2018, within Tsavo East National Park. During a standard patrol along the Voi River Circuit, rangers from the…

Kenya’s Heroic Veterinarians: Saving an Elephant from 20 Poisoned Arrows

Amidst the vast expanse of the African wilderness, an awe-inspiring tale of survival and fortitude unraveled. This narrative centers on an elephant targeted by merciless poachers, who…

Unwavering Courage: Fearless Elephant Conquers a 1.5m Wall for a Sumptuous Mango Feast

A young man from Lancashire сарtᴜгed a fascinating moment as an exceptionally agile elephant scaled a five-foot wall in an аttemрt to ѕпаtсһ some mangoes from his…

Unlikely Friends: Heartwarming Bond Between an Abandoned Baby Elephant and an Ostrich at an Orphanage, Embracing Life Without Mothers

The friendship between species is probably the most beautiful thing in this world. It comes in all shapes and sizes and can beat all the odds in…

Goodbye my friend: the rare and heartbreaking moment an elephant kneels to bid farewell to his deceased companion

This heart-wrenching image has captured the incredibly rare moment a mourning elephant says goodbye to her fallen friend. John Chaney, 63, was on a safari trip in…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *