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Baby elephant stuck in mud gets rescued by mother

Dramatic moment is caught on video by tourist Richard Leonard at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa

Richard Leonard was on a family vacation at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa when he stumbled upon a baby elephant calling out in distress after getting stuck in a mud pit next to a water hole. The entire elephant herd appears to want to help rescue the helpless baby, but finally the mother gets the right angle and pulls the young one to safety on her own. Leonard posted the video last month, but it has since gotten little attention for such a rewarding video. Take a look:

“It was my first game drive of the trip and it was a wildlife encounter of a lifetime,” Leonard told The Telegraph. “I was so relieved to see the little one safe and sound. What an experience, what a day!”