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Heartwarming moment five elephants are rescued after getting stuck in a disused goldmine in Malaysia Five elephants rescued after getting trapped in a disused Malaysian goldmine Video shows a digger excavating a ramp before they each clamber out Wildlife officials spent six hours digging and coaxed the elephants to safety 

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline

Published: 12:13 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 12:15 BST, 21 August 2019

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This is the heartwarming moment five elephants were rescued from an abandoned goldmine in Malaysia.

Video shows a digger excavating a ramp before the three adults, juvenile and baby scramble up it and disappear back into the jungle in Pekan yesterday.

Wildlife officials said they spent six hours working to rescue the elephant family yesterday.

This is the heartwarming moment five elephants are rescued from an abandoned goldmine

This is the heartwarming moment five elephants are rescued from an abandoned goldmine

Wildlife officers in Pekan, Malaysia, dug a ramp for the animals to escape up

Wildlife officers in Pekan, Malaysia, dug a ramp for the animals to escape up

The matriarch headed up the ramp first before being followed by the rest of her family

The matriarch headed up the ramp first before being followed by the rest of her family

Footage shows the five elephant huddled together in the hole with steep sides, which is filled with water, as a digger cuts out an escape route.

Once complete, the officials started shouting at the elephants which moved towards the ramp.

The largest elephant, possibly the group leader or matriarch, is first to stumble up the ramp before the others scamper after her. 

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan) said they received the emergency call in the morning and rushed to the area.

Director Rozaidan Md Yasin said: 'Four officers who were checking the scene found that the elephants

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