A forest department official called Sarathkumar who brought a baby elephant to its mother by carrying it on his shoulders is the new star of social media.
The photo of the ranger carrying the baby elephant immediately caught people’s attention and went viral on social media.
Humans must always come to the aid of animals, but lifting and carrying a 100 kilo baby elephant on your shoulders is truly fantastic.
It all started on Tuesday. A worker on his tractor found a one-month-old baby elephant stuck in mud after falling into a canal at Nellimala in the Mettupalayam range of Ooty.
He realized that the elephant on the road was his mother who was waiting for her baby.
Elephant rescue in India: Forest guard carried the baby elephant on his shoulders through the forest Mettupalayam forest officials removed the baby elephant with hard labor, but unknowingly separated it from its mother who was waiting nearby.
The photos reflect their efforts to reunite the baby with his mother.
The road from Vanabhadra Kaliamman temple to Mettupalayam in Thekkampatti has reserve forests on one side and the Bhavani river on the other.
The forest department team rescued the cub and immediately took it to the herd with forest guard Sarathkumar carrying it on his shoulders.
The herd of elephants was in the Nellithurai region.
They waited two days, feeding the little elephant lactogen, glucose and coconut water.
Finally, the mother approached her baby Thursday evening and brought him back to the herd.