Due to heavy downpours in Uttarakhand, the condition has deteriorated in several areas of the state. Several disturbing photos and videos have been surfaced on the Internet which showed the flash floods swiping away anything coming in its path. One such heartwrenching video has gone viral that showed an elephant stuck on a mud island in Gaula river in Nainital.
The shocking video was shared by IFS officer Surender Mehra on Twitter. In the viral, the elephant can be seen trying to come out from the flash flooded area.
“When an #elephant stuck in a swollen river in #Uttarakhand .. But, ultimately it could cross over to forests.. Wild animals have some amazing #adaptations to natural events,” the IFS officer wrote in the caption.
When an #elephant stuck in a swollen river in #Uttarakhand ..— Surender Mehra IFS (@surenmehra) October 19, 2021
But, ultimately it could cross over to forests..
Wild animals have some amazing #adaptations to natural events.#uttarakhandrains pic.twitter.com/DjqhCa6ZJq
The viral video has garnered over 9k views and prompted netizens to comment.
Check out Twitterati reactions:
little giants r always smart n intelligent— priya balu (@priyabalu_2000) October 19, 2021
They are here even before us and they will be hereafter us. They know the land and water better than what we know of in 1000 years. 🙏🏽— Soori🕉️☕️ (@MrCoff333) October 19, 2021
Thankfully, the elephant made its way to safety with the help of forest officials.
According to DFO Haldwani Sandeep Kumar, when they received the information about the elephant, a team of forest officials rushed to rescue the animal. Somehow the elephant crossed the river and moved towards Dev Rampur. Later, the forest officials sent it towards the forest.