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Posted: June 20, 2017

Elephants save calf from drowning working in tandem to pull it from pool


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SEOUL, South Korea —

A pair of elephants worked together to rescue a baby pachyderm that fell into a pool at a zoo in Seoul, South Korea.

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The rescue was caught on camera at the Grand Park Zoo

After the baby slipped into the large pool, the frantic adults moved quickly, reaching the calf and holding its head up until they could maneuver the baby into the shallow water and out of the pool.

A third elephant can be seen in a pen in the background, also distressed over the episode. 


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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 23: The Asian elephant Kandula, plays in the sand November 23, 2002 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The zoo is celebrating Kandula's first birthday today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
 
 

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