An elephant has been rescued from the ocean about 10 miles off Sri Lanka’s north-east coast. The massive animal got caught in a current off the coast near the town Kokkilai and was dragged out to sea.
Thankfully, a patrol boat spotted the struggling elephant and helped bring it back to shore.
It’s incredible to see one of the largest land mammals swim so effortlessly. Elephants are known to be very good swimmers, but they can’t go for too long due to the amount of energy they burn.
To watch the elephant, click below:
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