Addo Elephant National Park provides one of the best elephant
viewing opportunities in SA. This Eastern Cape hot spot, home to over 600
African elephants, offers animal lovers views of many freely roaming large land
Richard Gardiner uploaded a video of a baby elephant that
got stuck in the mud for a couple of hours in the park, before it was rescued
by park rangers.
In the video, it can be seen that the herd were distressed
when they could not free the baby elephant. It is unclear how the elephant got
stuck in the mud.
Three park rangers approached with a van and chased the herd
away before they tried to free the baby elephant. The other elephants
intermittently tried to return to the baby elephant‚ but the park rangers kept
them at bay.
After several attempts at loosening the mud with shovels
around the elephant, the calf managed to escape. The group inside the lookout
point applauded as the baby elephant ran back to join the herd.