Animals Video

A mood-lifting video shows an elephant ‘carefully’ lifting a railway barrier to make his way across a train tracks.

The elephant was trapped near a railway crossing just outside Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary in India’s West Bengal state.

Eyewitnesses said the elephant made many attempts to cross the tracks but failed to do so because of the metal fence.

The visibly miffed jumbo then made his way to the railway barrier.

“The elephant carefully lifted the barrier with his tusk which was unavailable to see,” said a local eyewitness Roni Chowdhury.

Managing to lift the barrier with his tusk, the elephant was then seen ducking and making his way across.

“But even after crossing the barrier, the elephant dropped the barrier back in its place very cautiously,” said Chowdhury.

The jolly jumbo then walked his way across the tracks and rushed back into the forest.