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Elephants save tourists in Nepal. (Screenshot via Youtube.)

[DIGEST: BBC, The Independent (1, 2) National Geographic, Al Jazeera]

When tourists visited a Nepalese safari park in August to see endangered rhinoceroses and ride the elephants, they couldn’t have realized that these gentle giants would actually save their lives. But that’s exactly what happened, as hundreds of stranded travelers were saved from the ravages of flash flooding and mudslides by riding elephants to safety.

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