[VIDEO] Netizens Thank PERHILITAN For Helping Baby Elephant Out Of A Drain In Kelantan

The little elephant's mother was seen waiting patiently beside them.

Cover image via @PERHILITAN (X)

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A mission by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) to rescue an elephant calf that had fallen into a drain has touched the hearts of many

A video of the rescue was uploaded by PERHILITAN on its official X account yesterday, 4 July.

The video shows the PERHILITAN officers hoisting the calf that fell into the drain with an excavator, while the little elephant's mother waited patiently beside the drain.

The heartwarming incident was said to have happened at Mile 13 of the East-West Highway in Jeli, Kelantan.

Image via @PERHILITAN (X)

Another clip in the same video showed the mother and calf being reunited

The PERHILITAN officers later guided the elephants across the road and over the highway guard rail, back into a nearby forest.

Image via @PERHILITAN (X)

The video has drawn over 200,000 views on social media, with netizens gushing over the adorable animals and praising the officers for their good work

"Cute!!! Thank you to everyone involved in this rescue mission," said an X user.

Image via X

"It's great that the mum was waiting there. She understood that the humans were trying to help her baby," said another.

Image via X

Meanwhile, others also voiced concern over the elephants' safety and suggested ways to prevent such incidents from happening again

"Is the mother elephant's leg okay? It looked like she kept stumbling.

"Maybe, after this, they can take preventive measures such as putting covers over the drains. Anyway, it was nice to see a new generation of elephants. Thank you, PERHILITAN heroes!" said a netizen.

Image via X

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