A forest guard in southern India has made headlines by saving a baby elephant that fell into a ditch and became separated from its mother.
Palanichamy Sarathkumar, 28, has been inundated with messages of support since news of the rescue in Tamil Nadu state emerged at the weekend.
Many wanted to know how he carried the animal, which weighs more than he does.
“It was very heavy. I just lifted it on the spur of the moment,” he said. Calf and mother were later reunited.
Mr Sarathkumar is part of a forest team stationed near Mettupalayam, 50km (32 miles) away from Ooty hill station.
“After the video of me lifting the calf was shown on local TV channels and social media, many called to congratulate me,” he told the BBC.
“Everyone in my village is now asking me the same question. How did you lift an elephant?
“I was scared of losing my balance. …
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