The whole thing was filmed: it was the end of the operation "save the elephant". The baby elephant was born several days earlier than expected and was unable to stand or walk by itself.
An elephant pack was passing by a village. The baby elephant fell into a dirt pit and couldn't get out. The locals were afraid that the adult elephants would destroy the village, so they decided to act. A lumberjack pulled the poor animal out from the pit and carried it to the jungle to reunite with his pack, because it was too weak to walk.