Animals Video
rescue

By Becca Husselbee 


This amazing video shows the moment a herd of elephants rescue one of their young after it gets into trouble in a waterhole.

The video was taken by Rudi at the Addo Elephants park, in South Africa, in July this year, and shows the elephants scramble to the edge of the water to rescue the baby who had slipped down the ledge after taking a drink.

Pic by Rudi Riek/Caters News 

Rudi, who was with his wife and two children at the time, said: “He or she tried to take a drink from the edge and slipped down the ledge.

“We where horrified, we knew that if he drowned and there would be absolutely nothing we could do about it.

“Never before, and I can only assume never again.”

Luckily the baby is rescued after taking a dip and makes his way back into the herd.