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Elephant Herd Watches As Keepers Rescue Drowning Calf

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Danielle Andrew

Editorial Intern

clockAug 16 2015, 17:09 UTC
1775 Elephant Herd Watches As Keepers Rescue Drowning Calf
The elephant herd looks on as rescuers save the calf. Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

One muddy misstep and the baby elephant slipped into a pool of water. Unable to get out on its own – and the herd unable to help as the bank was too slippery – elephant keepers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust came to the rescue. 

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The rescue took place in Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Although the elephants displayed aggressive behavior by making it clear they were prepared to charge, once a backup vehicle was able to cordon off the area, the keepers were quickly able to pull the baby up the bank via straps.

Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Once safe, the calf rushed back to the comfort of her herd.

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A happy ending. Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Top image credit: Facebook/The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

[H/T: The Dodo]


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