A 4-year-old elk named Shooter rescued a drowning marmot at the Idaho’s Pocatello Zoo and the entire incident was caught on video, reports CB3 Springfield.
Shooter circled around the tank for 15 minutes, and when he was finally able to position his antlers and reach into the water, he grabbed the marmot out, set him on the ground, and began nudging him with his hoof.
After a little time in the sun catching his breath, the rescued marmot scampered home.
“When we saw it down on the ground and he was nudging it and it was moving. He deliberately took that animal out of the tank,” said zoo official Kate O’Conner.