This Video Of Rescuers Saving An Elephant’s Life Will Make You Regain Faith In Humanity!
Thanks to Kenya Wildlife Service veterinarians and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a bull elephant that was targeted for his ivory tusks was saved. Poachers used a poison arrowhead that would slowly kill the animal so they could return later to steal the elephant’s ivory tusks.
The veterinary team darted the massive elephant with a sedative from the air.
In less than 30 minutes, the rescuers performed a life-saving operation to remove the poisonous arrowhead and administer antibiotics.
The team quickly hopped back on the helicopter.
As the helicopter hovered above, the elephant regained consciousness and rose to his feet. He walked away to rejoin his herd.
The elephant is wounded, but thanks to the efforts of the KWS veterinarians and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust the animal is a survivor.
Watch the video. WARNING: Video contains graphic images.
11 elephants have been saved from poison arrow wounds in the last two weeks alone. If you would like to help save the elephants by making a donation, please visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Their work is entirely reliant on donations.
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