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Trapped elephant is rescued from a well by volunteers, villagers - and three cars

A trapped elephant was rescued from a well in Kenya Credit: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy/Batian Craig

An adult elephant that got stuck in a well in Kenya was freed by an entire village that came to its aid.

The elephant had spent a night trapped in a muddy pit in Kenya's Northern Rangelands Trust in Isiolo before it was found.

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Conservationists and locals dug tirelessly to help the 20-year-old bull elephant escape and it took three cars to finally pull the animal from the hole.

Dehydrated and tired from trying to escape, it drank 100 litres of water given to it by volunteers as it waited to be rescued.

Batian Craig, a representative from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, recounted the amazing rescue in videos and pictures posted on Instagram.

Describing the elephant's trust in humans as "extraordinary," he said that it simply walked away once it was pulled out from the well.

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In an update on his Instagram page, Craig said that the elephant had been spotted after it's ordeal looking in good health:

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