Elephants live in Khauyay National Park in Nakhon Nayok province, Thailand. There, a mother and a cub are caught in a real trap.
The animals fell into a hole while walking in the park.
The mother elephant desperately defended the cub, preventing the rescuers who arrived on the scene from doing their job.
The adult female was sedated to get the baby out of the sewage pit.
The rescue operation lasted about three hours, but the volunteers managed to get the baby elephant out.
After the elephant came to its senses, the whole family returned to its natural habitat.
Mother and baby elephant together.