Video of a Kenya-based conservation group rescuing a baby elephant from a water-filled pit has become an internet sensation after it was posted to YouTube last week.

In the five-minute video, posted by the not-for-profit Amboseli Trust for Elephants on Oct. 12, a group of people work to free the eight-month-old calf after first chasing its mother away.

After several failed attempts, the rescuers manage to get a rope around the baby elephant before pulling it out of the pit. They then guide the calf towards its mother in Amboseli National Park, located in southern Kenya near the border with Tanzania.

"Luckily the report came in early in the morning and we were able to get there quick before the mother was forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle," the group wrote in the video's description.