An adorable baby elephant had to be rescued after it fell down an uncovered well in Sri Lanka.

Footage shows the rescue team in Hambantota standing around the drain trying to figure out what to do after realising the elephant is trapped.

The baby elephant looks to be in distress as it waits to be rescued.

Another elephant - possibly its mother - watches on anxiously from the distance.


A man then begins to chip away from the paving around the drain to allow the elephant more space to move.

One man grabs under the elephant's legs as he begins to lift him up from the drain.

With the help of three other men, he eventually manages to release the very relieved elephant.

They then give the elephant a check over before driving him to nearby animal hospital.

Hambantota is a region where hundreds of wild elephants roam freely.