ABOVE: Elephants come to the rescue after calf falls into pool.
Surveillance video released by the Seoul Zoo shows the power of teamwork as two elephants come to the rescue of an elephant calf after it took a tumble into a pool of water.
Video released by the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea on June 19 shows the calf playing alongside two adult elephants inside the zoo’s elephant enclosure.
Suddenly, the calf loses its footing and falls into the pool of water. The two elephants fly into a panic, anxiously circling the water as the calf thrashes about. The anxiety even reaches into the neighbouring enclosure, as the elephant housed there paces back and forth along the fence separating their enclosures.
The two elephants enter the water, which appears deep enough to prevent the calf from standing, and proceed to work together to shepherd the calf back to dry land.
According to a press release from the Grand Park Zoo, none of the elephants were in any way injured during the commotion.