An elephant man has been captured by Japanese authorities.
The news came on Sunday after local media reports the animal was rescued after being spotted in a river near Nagoya.
The elephant was brought to the police station where it was given medical treatment and will be moved to a veterinary clinic.
Hide Caption 1 of 12 Photos: Elephant man, Sea Elephants Captured by Japanese Authorities A man watches an elephant as it swims in the river near the city of Nagoya on March 1.
Hide caption A man inspects an elephant at a wildlife park in Nagoya, Japan, on Monday, February 22.
Hide by David Shankbone, AP Images A man looks at an elephant in a zoo in the Japanese city of Sapporo on February 22, 2017.
Hide By David Shankberg, AP A man stands near a dead elephant in the zoo in Sapporo, Japan on February 23, 2017, as he takes photographs of the animal.
Hide Gallery 2 of 12 Caption 3 of 12 Hide Caption 4 of 12 1 / 12 Caption 5 of 12 2 / 12 The man watches as the animal swims away in the waters of a river.
The man later called the animal’s owner and told him the animal had been rescued.
Hide, 6 / 12 This photo taken by a member of the public shows a man inspecting an elephant near a zoo.
Hide , 7 / 12 A man is helped by a police officer after the incident at the park.
Hide 7 / 13 A man walks past a dead hippo, one of the animals rescued by the authorities.
Hide 8 / 13 Police officers are seen escorting an elephant through a river in the city center of Sapporo, Japan.
Hide 9 / 13 The man was seen standing next to the hippo after the rescue operation.
Hide 10 / 13 Authorities are seen at the zoo, where the man was captured.
Hide 11 / 13 An officer carries an injured hippo to a hospital after rescuing it.
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