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Six Baby Elephants Trapped in Thailand Saved by Park Rangers

Rangers prepare to extract six baby elephants stuck in a muddy pond at Thap Lan National Park, March 28.

Rangers prepare to extract six baby elephants stuck in a muddy pond at Thap Lan National Park, March 28.

Source: Department of Natural Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation via AP

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Bangkok (AP) -- Rangers at a national park in northeastern Thailand have rescued six baby elephants that were trapped in a mud pit.

Park officials said the elephants were unable to climb up the pit's slippery banks. Rescuers took five hours on Thursday to dig a path for them to clamber out.