TRUNK CALL: Elephant Alerts Zookeeper After Antelope Pal Falls In Pool

This is the heartwarming moment an elephant trumpets in distress after its antelope pal tumbles into a pool and struggles in the water.

The touching scene was filmed at La Aurora Zoo in the Guatemalan capital Guatemala City by visitor Maria Isabel Diaz Ruiz de Llarena who later shared the clip on Facebook.

She accompanied the video with the message: “Today, I was lucky enough to witness something very beautiful, an elephant seemed desperate to warn zookeepers that an antelope was drowning.

The elephant Trompita warns about an antelope that fell into a pool of water at the La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 29th April. ( @maria.i.diazruiz/Newsflash)

“In the end, it was rescued by a brave worker.”

In the footage, the elephant is heard trumpeting in distress as the antelope falls into the enclosure’s watering hole but cannot get out.

Several times the anxious tusker seems to offer the deer its trunk to try to pull it free

The elephant Trompita warns about an antelope that fell into a pool of water at the La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 29th April. (@maria.i.diazruiz/Newsflash)

But as the elephant paces around the edge of the pool, one heroic zoo keeper dives into the water to lift the antelope out.

Finally, the elephant seems to calm down as the deer runs off to rejoin its herd and onlookers let out a massive cheer.

Zoo veterinarian Alejandro Striedinger said the elephant, named Trompita, shares her enclosure with several antelopes and was very concerned when one of them fell into the pool.

The elephant Trompita warns about an antelope that fell into a pool of water at the La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 29th April. (@maria.i.diazruiz/Newsflash)

However, Striedinger said the antelope was never in any real danger as the pool has islands and shallow parts so the animals can always get out by themselves.

Despite the antelope not being in any real danger, the vet called the scene “very beautiful”.

Trompita is 60 years old and has been at the Guatemalan zoo for 14 years.

The elephant Trompita warns about an antelope that fell into a pool of water at the La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on 29th April. ( @maria.i.diazruiz/Newsflash)

She was rescued from a local circus where she was raised and forced to perform routines.

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