Alert train drivers in West Bengal stopped a train just in time for a wild elephant to cross the railway track safely. A video shot from inside the train shows how the drivers applied brakes the moment they spotted an elephant up ahead.However, it is not clear initially if there’s a pachyderm crossing as the large mammal only appears like a brown blob. This goes to show how vigilant the operators of the train were. The video was shared to Twitter by the official account of the Divisional Railway Manager of Alipurduar division of the Northeast Frontier Railway, who wrote “#Alert LP & ALP of 15767 Up SGUJ-APDJ Intercity Exp Sri R.R. Kumar & S. Kundu suddenly noticed one Wild Elephant crossing the track at KM 23/1 between Gulma-Sivok at 17.35 hrs yesterday & applied brake to control Train speed saving Wildlife.”Watch the clip:The heroic effort by the Locomotive Pilot and Assistant Locomotive Pilot was praised online.“Very Intelligent Driver # NO HORN Was a Splended Presence of Mind,” read one comment while a delighted user wrote, “I felt very happy when I saw this post I congratulate and my best wishes to both LP & ALP”North Bengal has well over 500 elephants and 13 elephant corridors. However, all wild elephants across the Indian subcontinent face a massive threat from habitat fragmentation as human settlements make their way deeper into the forests, inevitably resulting in human-wildlife conflict.12 elephant deaths were reported in the year 2020-21 due to accidents on railway tracks, according to official data maintained by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change.