Elephant calf rescued after falling into well in Kothamangalam
Kothamangalam: Forest officials and villagers rescued a young elephant calf that fell into an open well in Kuttampuzha.
The four-year-old elephant fell into the private well of Kallelimedu native Jayan Thamban. The calf fell into the well early morning on Sunday and was rescued by 9 in the morning.
The calf fell into a 7-feet deep well without walls. The calf rammed into the sides of the well in a bid to escape and made the well water muddy.
The calf went running as soon as he was rescued from the well. Pooyamkutty deputy range officer S S Bansilal, Section Forest Officer K P Ramesh, BFOs V M Manu, P G Anju, K Rithuraj, Forest watchers C Suku, Anujith, daily wage watchers Iype, K K Shivan, Babu Kanjiyappan and Salim Makkar took part in the rescue mission.