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A Baby Elephant Had To Be Rescued From A Concrete Storm Drain

Officials aren't quite sure how it got down there.

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To reach the elephant, local officials in the port town of Hambantota on Sunday had to break open the concrete drain.

Several men then used ropes to hoist the baby elephant out of the narrow opening.

Elephants are common on the streets of Hambantota, where they roam freely among residents — except when they get lodged in a storm drain.

Watch the whole rescue here:

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Jason Wells is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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