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Feb 1, 2020

Elephant rescued from well with physics principle. ‘What an idea,’ says Twitter

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How interesting. Very adorable.


A heartwarming rescue of a baby elephant with the help of physics is winning the Internet. A tweet by IFS officer Ramesh Pandey gives a glimpse of the rescue efforts made by people and officials in Gumla, Jharkhand.

According to the tweet, the forest department along with people from the nearby village rescued the elephant using the Archimedes principle. Officials and locals filled the well with water to help the elephant out. The elephant was rescued without any injury.

“Heartwarming pictures of how intelligently the team @dfogumla and villagers used Archimedes’s physical law of buoyancy to save an elephant calf who fell in a well. They pumped water into well to float the elephant to surface. Great work,” says the caption posted by Pandey.

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