It’s a commonly known fact that elephants are some of the most intelligent, emotionally developed creatures on the planet. They forge family bonds that are just as strong and complex as the ones we create with our loved ones, and they experience loss just as profoundly as we do.
That’s why this dedicated elephant spent 11 hours digging a massive hole in the ground. Spectators gathered to figure out what she was doing, and when they realized what was going on, their hearts ached for her. While she and her baby were out walking that day, the little one fell into a well and was unable to get out. Mom stepped into action and made it clear that she’d stop at nothing to save her baby.
Unfortunately, she knocked more mud into the hole by accident, further trapping the scared little one. Luckily, a few locals gave her a helping hand.
After many, many hours, the adorable pair walked away from the scene shaken, but mostly unscathed. While we often consider humans to be the most intelligent beings on the planet, it’s clear that we have more in common with other creatures than we think. Like any human mother, this elephant went to great lengths to rescue the one she loves most.