Raging mother elephant attacks excavator team rescuing her trapped baby

Indian officials successfully rescued an elephant calf from drowning in a well following a tense standoff with its mother.

The incident took place on July 20 in Tulsipara TG area of West Bengal state's Alipurduar district.

Footage shows a baby elephant trapped in a well and struggling to stay afloat as its desperate mother watches in the distance.

Officials then bring in an excavator to help in the rescue. The mother in distress confronts the machine and eventually runs away.

The excavator then rushes to help the baby out of the well by demolishing a wall and paving a way for the newborn to climb out.

Later on, mother and baby were reunited in a heartwarming scene that saw locals cheering in happiness.