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If elephants never forget then this swift rescue of a drowning elephant calf by two adult elephants will be a lesson in pool safety the family of gentle giants will be sure to remember.

CCTV footage from the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea, shows the calf playfully dunk its trunk into the large pool of water besides one of the adult elephants before falling into the enclosure pool.

The panicked adult elephant watched on helplessly as the calf struggled to keep its head and trunk above water. Another nearby adult elephant heard the splash and within seconds ran to its partner's side to join in on the rescue attempt.

Unable to reach the calf with their trunks, the two adult elephants dashed into the pool towards the calf and pushed it up against the side of the pool. From there, they were able to use their trunks to hold it up.


A third adult elephant can be seen in the video running back and forth in a separate enclosure clearly alarmed by the commotion.

Both of the adult elephants then herd the baby elephant towards the shallow end of the pool back to dry land.

The video has received more than 560,000 views with commentators complimenting the fast response from the intelligent animals.