Baby elephant rescued: Trapped wild calf is saved and reunited with its mother ...

Wild baby elephant is rescued after getting trapped in a pit for 12 hours before being reunited with its mother The Asian elephant calf wandered into a villager's home in China with its mother It accidentally fell into a hole in the ground while the parent left without noticing A team of rescuers arrived on the scene after receiving a report from the farmer After being trapped for 12 hours, the baby elephant finally returned to its herd 

By Emilia Jiang For Mailonline

Published: 17:20 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 22:47 GMT, 5 November 2020

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A wild baby elephant has been reunited with its mother in China after it was trapped in a pit and saved by authorities in China.

The calf accidentally fell into the hole in the ground after wandering into a village in south-western China's Yunnan Province.

After being stuck for 12 hours, the little Asian elephant was finally lifted out of the pit by a team of officers before returning to its herd.

A wild baby elephant has been reunited with its mother in China after it was trapped in a pit and saved by rescuers in China. The picture shows the calf being trapped in the pit

A wild baby elephant has been reunited with its mother in China after it was trapped in a pit and saved by rescuers in China. The picture shows the calf being trapped in the pit

The calf accidentally fell into the hole in the ground after wandering into a village in south-western China¿s Yunnan Province on October 17. It was successfully rescued the next morning

The calf accidentally fell into the hole in the ground after wandering into a village in south-western China's Yunnan Province on October 17. It was successfully rescued the next morning

The incident occurred in Simao district of Pu'er city on the evening of October 17, according to an official statement.

The area is home to nearly 120 wild Asian elephants since the first one settled there in 1993, the officials said.

A patrol officer, who was responsible for monitoring the local elephants' activities, reported to the authorities after spotting the mother elephant and her calf playing and looking for food in a village on October 17.

Later that night, the government was

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