Elephants rescue lorry after getting stuck in mud

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The elephants walked off the truck and set to work

In the US state of Louisiana, a pair of circus elephants have helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a mud, from tipping over.

The truck had been transporting three elephants when it got stuck.

The local police said "they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning".

As the truck began to lean towards a ditch, the owner got two of the elephants out of the trailer and directed them into preventing the truck from falling further.

Recent bad weather has caused the ground surrounding the highway to become very soft.

Eventually a tow-truck pulled the lorry to safety, and the elephants were able to rest.