Naval vessel rescues swimming elephant off Sri Lanka

Indian elephants, it turns out, are natural swimmers. But this one appears to have been swept out to sea some 16 km off the coast of Sri Lanka. This was a dangerous situation because it may not have had the strength to return to land, and prolonged exposure to sea water could have damaged its skin.

Fortunately the Sri Lankan navy was able to perform a rescue. Not a simple operation!

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