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An Entire Community Bands Together To Do Something Truly Amazing!

Imagine seeing an entire community band together to save an animal. It’s an amazing sight to see! Something like this actually happened in a village in Sri Lanka when a baby elephant fell into a storm drain and got stuck. Lifting a baby elephant isn’t like lifting a tiny kitten. They weigh about 200 pounds! But with faith and diligence, this amazing team of rescuers were able to save her life.

In this area, elephant herds roam freely. This calf must not have seen the storm drain and fell in. Poor baby! The locals worked tirelessly with blow torches and sledge hammers to free the calf. Then, they used ropes to hoist her up. Just seeing her free made my eyes tear (the good kind of tears!)

Here’s an extraordinary elephant fun fact that will BLOW YOUR MIND: Elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. The largest elephant on record lived in Africa and weighed approximately 24,000 pounds! He was 13 feet tall. WOWZER!

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Julie Hunt Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.