Confused with you! Rescued two baby elephants after falling into a well in Zimbabwe
Confused with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy water well in Zimbabwe
- The two baby elephants were rescued from the mud in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe last month
- Members of the animal reserve & # 39; Wild is life & # 39; and a vet took about half a day to drag them out
- The animals had to be treated for injuries that the rescuers believed to have been caused by hyenas
- The elephants were loaded on a waiting aircraft and have been restored at the elephant farm in Zimbabwe
Two baby elephants were rescued after falling into a muddy water well during a severe drought in Zimbabwe.
The elephants, Tess and Mana, were discovered last month by nature photographer Jens Cullmann in Mana Pools National Park and she warned the animal reserve & # 39; Wild is life & # 39 ;.
Ropes and spades were used by charity members, the local population and a veterinarian, who needed about half a day to free the two affected animals.
The elephants were given drip drops for their dehydration after being pulled out of the ground and then loaded onto an airplane to be flown to the Zimbabwe Elephant Farm.
Mrs. Cullmann, 50, said she believed the couple got stuck after trying to get water and was too weak to escape from the mud.
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One of the baby elephants grabbed a leg of a savior with his trunk early last month after it got stuck in the mud in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. It took rescuers about half a day to drag them out of the mud and they were treated before being loaded onto an airplane
Members of the & # 39; Wild is life & # 39; animal reserve and a vet worked to remove the baby elephants from the mud. A newborn elephant usually weighs about 20 stones, although it is not clear how old the pair was
Rescuers use a branch with a rope attached as a lever to take the elephant out of the mud. Wild is life wrote on Instagram: & # 39; Thank you to everyone who helped on the spot with these rescues. Great to see caring Zimbabweans trying to make a difference to the souls with whom they live. Thanks everyone! & # 39;
Men pull a rope that was passed under the elephant and mud. The animals had sustained some injuries that rescuers believed they were caused by hyenas
One of the rescue teams holds an infusion for the elephant (left) and rescuers pull a rope to free one of the elephants (right). The region has suffered a severe drought
The rescuers give water to one of the severely dried out elephants after it was rescued from the mud. Jens Cullmann, 50, a nature photographer from Germany said: & # 39; It was pretty emotional and devastating to see so many animals suffer – elephants especially because they are in a way very & # 39; human & # 39; are & # 39;
Some rescuers pulled the elephants while others pushed. Both were wounded, the rescuers believed in hyenas and had to be treated for the wounds before they were flown on.
The two babies are now recovering and would enjoy life at the elephant farm in Zimbabwe.
Mrs. Pullmann said: “It has been a very different stay in Mana Pools this year than in previous years – I have been there every year for the past nine years and I have never seen such a drought.
& # 39; It was quite emotional and devastating to see so many animals suffer – elephants especially because they are in a certain way very & # 39; human & # 39;
The baby elephants were given an infusion to help them rehydrate and then fly to Wild is the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery of life. The nursery was founded in 2012 by Roxy Danckwerts. It currently consists of two projects, the nursery in Harare and the refurbishment facility in Victoria Falls.
Rescue workers are covered in mud while they prepare an infusion for one of the elephants lying exhausted on the baked mud. The elephant farm in Zimbabwe is generously supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which has partnered with ZEN to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project
The elephants were loaded on the back of a truck and transported to a waiting aircraft so that they could be transferred to the elephant farm. The photographer said: & # 39; It must have happened the night before – I was in this area every day right now and I would have noticed it. & # 39; When I found them, the elephants already had injuries, probably due to hyenas & # 39; s. & # 39;
One of the baby elephants has draped a cloth over his eyes to keep it calm while the rescue workers use spades and ropes to remove it from the mud
Rescue workers pass a rope under the belly of the elephant as they prepare to drag it out of the muddy place into the dried out lake
Rescue workers are preparing to load the elephants into an airplane so that they can be transported to the elephant farm in Zimbabwe
& # 39; It must have happened the night before – I was in this area every day right now and I would have noticed.
& # 39; When I found them, the elephants already had injuries, probably due to hyenas.
& # 39; After I witnessed elephants that died and saw lonely babies walking around alone, it was really good that we could do something to help them save, you feel a little less powerless. & # 39;
The elephants were taken to a nearby runway so that they could be shipped for more recovery at the elephant farm in Zimbabwe
The baby elephants Tess and Mana (third and fourth from the left) at the elephant farm in Zimbabwe after being rescued last month
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