Elephant Spent 11 Hours Digging A Hole, But Nobody Expected Her To Pull This Out

But she was angry and frightened – there was no way she was going to let Tiwari approach her baby. He just had to come up with another plan. He pulled out his phone.

The elephant was just at the edge of the nature reserve. They usually never travel so close to the road. Tiwari waited for help as his mind raced with solutions.

Plan A

His team came fully prepared. With no time to lose, Tiwari quickly updated them on the situation. It wasn’t long before he had a plan in place.Although elephants are huge, intelligent creatures, they can still fear humans, especially humans with guns. Tiwari directed his team to shoot blanks towards the sky to scare her off… which didn’t work. He’d have to come up with a plan B.


Although Tiwari and his colleagues were highly experienced in animal behavior, they had never seen anything like this before.

The elephant was so intent on saving her calf that she wouldn’t let the deafening gunshots distract her from her task. Tiwari suddenly had an idea. The solution to the problem ultimately lay with the villagers.

Trucks Of Bananas

Tiwari instructed the villagers to drive their two banana-laden trucks up to the hole in an attempt to drive the mother elephant away – a very risky move. They maneuvered the heavy vehicles inch by inch until they were between the mother and her calf.Surely the mother must be starving by now – they could try lure her away. But would it work?


The smell of the fresh bananas was too much for the starving elephant – her instincts to survive ultimately overrode her efforts to save calf, even if it was just for a few minutes while she stopped and ate.

Rescue Mission

Quickly, they grabbed shovels and removed the ton of loose mud that had fallen into the hole, creating a slope down to the calf. With his mother waiting anxiously and aggressively in the wings, they had to act fast.

When they were happy, they stepped away from the hole and moved the banana truck that stood between them and the furious elephant.


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