Mom and three year old baby trapped in cistern. Watch how rescuers get both out safely.
On the eve of World Elephant Day, our teams dove into a challenging nighttime operation to save a mother elephant and her baby who had fallen into a cesspit. After a herculean effort by all involved, they managed to haul the mum out of the cavernous hole. Incredibly — and despite the fear and stress she must have been experiencing — she cooperated with the rescue team’s final push to extricate her baby. You can read a full account of this operation here.
The calf rescues continued last week, when our SWT/KWS Mount Kenya Mobile Vet Unit was called to help a calf in Loisaba Wildlife Conservancy. A tour guide had observed him heavily limping and struggling to keep up with his herd. The team arrived to find that the other elephants had continued onwards, leaving the calf in his mother’s company.