An elephant calf which was trapped in a cement water tank in Manigaranakatte forest space in Malavalli taluk of Mandya district, was rescued and saved by Forest Division personnel on Sunday.
It’s suspected that the calf elephant was a part of a herd strolling the area seeking fodder, and by chance fell into the tank.
Although the tank was shallow, the calf couldn’t come out and struggled at the same time as the opposite members of the herd stood guard and saved a watch.
On studying of the incident, the Forest Division personnel reached the spot and diverted the grownup elephants from there earlier than rescuing the calf. It later rejoined the herd and scampered again into the jungle.