That is the inspiring moment a mother elephant was saved when vets conducted CPR by leaping up and down on her chest as her young daughter watched on.
The ten-year-old bull and her baby calf, one, had slipped right into a concrete drain amid heavy rain in Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand yesterday afternoon.
A storm had made the grass wet and muddy, causing the pair to fall into the 7ft-deep hole.
Torrential monsoon rain made it near-impossible to retrieve the pair, with vets mobilising a cherry picker to drag the massive mammals out the drain.
But after the mother hit her head and was knocked out cold, her life was suddenly in danger.
The one-year-old calf looks on with concern as her mother, ten, was jumped up and down on by a team of vets yesterday
A team of vets immediately leapt on the mother elephant after pulling her out of the opening so she would regain consciousness
The mother elephant looked worse for wear as she was hoisted out the deep golf drain by park rangers and a team of vets
The newborn elephant was able with help to make her own way out of the ditch, having fallen within the previous night
Incredible video shows the mammoth three-hour operation to drag the elephants out to safety – after which save the mother.
Lead national park vet Dr Chananya Kanchanasarak said: ‘It was unattainable to get near the infant while the mother was nearby so we gave her three doses of tranquilisers but she moved towards her baby before passing out and hit her head.’
She added that the mother ‘regained consciousness after being stimulated by each me and the infant’.
Park rangers feared that the mother would cry for help from the 30-elephant herd nearby in the event that they forced their technique to pull the infant, in order that they called the vets.
The newborn elephant calf embraced its unconscious mother in worry because the group of men and ladies jumped up and down
Your complete rescue effort took a complete of three hours, with the mother elephant knocked unconscious after hitting her head
Lead national park vet Dr Chananya Kanchanasarak watches as a cherry picker pulls out the pair of elephants from the drain
Dr Kanchanasarak leads her team as they roll over the elephant so she will be able to receive their urgent medical attention
The newborn calf was stranded within the golf drain overnight before her mother fell into the 7ft crevice, knocking herself out cold
The crane is pictured putting her down after lifting her out of the ditch, with the infant soon to follow. CPR was then needed
The cherry picker crane was needed to drag the elephants out of the opening because the pair were unable to get out themselves
The newborn calf seemed to be terrified as her unconscious mother was lifted out before receiving CPR from the doctors
A team arrange a short lived barrier to stop the protective and potentially violent herd from approaching.
The newborn elephant couldn’t make her own way out of the 7ft drain as heavy monsoon rains lashed the national park
While the mother was passed out in the opening, the infant elephant – who was trapped the night before – suckled milk, which gave vets some relief.
A crane was used to drag the creatures out of the muddy drain before the vets continued with their work.
The moment the mother touched protected ground, three vets jumped on her to revive and wake her up because the impact of falling on her head could have hurt her.
Fortunately, the mother elephant woke up.
Park rangers and vets left the scene to permit the jumbos to reunite – and be joined by the massive herd.
Delighted rangers and emotional vets were seen watching the mother and her baby disappear back into the forest.
Dr Chananya added: ‘Despite the obstacles, the mother didn’t leave her baby’s side.
‘This experience touched our hearts and shall be one of the crucial memorable rescues we have done.’
The vet said that each ‘mother and baby are protected’ and he or she thanked people for the ‘exertions of all parties involved within the rescue’.
There are an estimated 4,000 elephants in Thailand.
About half of those live in captivity in animal camps, zoos, and sanctuaries. The remaining will be found roaming national wildlife parks.
The crane was needed to lift the immense mother elephant out of the deep ditch within the Thai national park yesterday
Dr Chananya said the experience touched her team’s hearts and that it was one of the crucial memorable rescues they’d done
The 2 elephants became stuck within the drain amid intense monsoon rains lashing central Thailand yesterday afternoon
A crane was mobilised to lift the mother out of the opening after she fell in, possibly to retrieve her daughter, who slipped in too
The mother elephant fell head first into the golf ditch, with its legs scampering within the wet mud because it tried and did not get out
Rescuers and park rangers looked on because the elephants were allowed to walk back into the forest together after the efforts