A mud puddle is a favored place for elephants living in Kenya. Dirt aids to look after the skin and pleasantly cools.
However, sometimes such a pit can turn not into a place of relaxation, however stress.
It happened to a whole family. The story of rescuing babies and an elephant mother was shared by African vet and activist Dr. Kieran Avery. He recommended that both baby elephants wanted to bathe in the mud but got stuck, and the mom tried to pull them out when she got bogged down herself.
A rescue team went to the scene. Pulling elephants out is actually not so easy even with the right devices. The fact is that it is needed to correctly tie the cables so as not to cause discomfort to the animals.
The rescue operation took 2 hours. With the help of tractors, wires, and volunteers, the family was released.
Mother, attempting to obtain the kids out, was totally exhausted. After liberation, she lay on the ground for 25 mins, and only then was she able to rise to her feet. After that the entire family went to the rest of the herd.