Guides from wildlife sanctuaries in Africa try to rescue baby elephants stuck in the mud for days.
A very emotional photo of rescuing a bog elephant, 1Express photo on September 9, reported that guides at the Gache Gache Lodge reserve located between the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, discovered an elephant stuck in the mud, flooded with mud. to the neck. They ventured into the mud to tie a rope around the elephant’s body and took strong blows from the trunk to carry out the rescue. The tourists also took turns pulling the rope to save the animal.
Extremely emotional photo rescuing bogged elephants 2Len Taylor, 40, a member of the rescue team, spent 6 hours rescuing baby elephants. “Even though the elephant was small, it was still big enough to kill us. It was in pain and it was extremely scary. The elephant was constantly roaring and wiggling its trunk. I was hit by it a few times,” Taylor said. . “I try to avoid the tusks because if you get hit, you can break your leg very easily.”
Extremely emotional photo rescue bogged elephant photo 3 According to Taylor, the biggest problem is the rope around the belly of the animal. The layer of mud was too thick and the rescue team couldn’t get the rope through. Then Taylor found a way to tie a rope around the head and tusks so they could pull the elephant up without strangling it.
Very emotional photo rescuing a bog elephant photo 4″ When the elephant got out of the mud, my biggest fear was being killed by it. Elephants are very aggressive in pain. Of course, it doesn’t know. We’re trying to save it. It’s just a wild animal that lives on instinct,” Taylor said.
Extremely emotional photo rescuing a bogged elephant 5Taylor and the team members did their best to help the elephant get up to eat. Due to lying on one side, the elephant will have difficulty standing, unless there is a mound or something for it to lean on. The rescue team managed to straighten the elephant and wait for it to recover on its own overnight.
Very emotional photo rescues bogged elephant photo 6However, when they came back the next morning, the elephant couldn’t get up and became weaker. By noon, he was dying and completely exhausted. The rescue team decided to use a gun to free it from the pain.
Extremely emotional photo rescuing a bogged elephant photo 7 “Even though it got out of the mud, the elephant couldn’t stand up on its own”, Express quoted Ray Townsend, an employee at the reserve.
Extremely emotional photo rescuing a bog elephant photo 8″Time always plays a big part in situations like this. The elephant was stuck in the mud longer than we thought – three or four days in a lost state. water, under the harsh African sun, and gradually exhausted as he struggled to get out. In the end, letting the elephant rest was the best we could do for him,” Townsend said.
Extremely emotional photo rescuing a bogged elephant 9Townsend said the decision to perform a “humane euthanasia” for the elephant was made by the local Parks and Wildlife Department.
Emotional photo rescues bogged elephant 10Melissa Mackenzie, a tourist at the reserve took pictures of the rescue team’s efforts to rescue the elephant.
Heartwarming photo rescuing a bogged elephant photo 11″Even though the story doesn’t have a happy ending, it still feels great to watch the team put their time and energy into giving the animals a chance to live. They tried their best,” Mackenzie posted on his personal Facebook.