A new nature documentary has emphasized the delicate balance between man and animal along the equator with the help of aerial images.
In the episode of BBC2 & # 39; s Equator From The Air on Sunday evening, vets are hastily shown to help an elephant in Kenya who has been injured by an arrow fired by a farmer.
After shooting the animal with a soothing arrow, two jeeps with vets try to get closer, but they have to scare another elephant who is desperately trying to help his fallen friend.
The cameraman and presenter of wildlife, Gordon Buchanan, appears on the ground at the vets after they chase the flock in a helicopter.
In the Sunday episode of Equator From The Air, vets must calm an elephant, pictured on the floor next to one of the jeeps, so that they can remove an arrow from its side
The depicted elephant was shot by farmers in Kenya. Before the vets can get close enough, they have to run after another animal trying to help it get up again
Before that, he uses the sound of the helicopter to push the herd away from the elephant so that he can be shot with an arrow.
Two teams of veterinarians stand on the ground and with the help of the helicopter, which pushes the herd away, finds a clear shot to calm the big animal.
Within a few minutes the dart comes into effect and the injured elephant falls to the ground.
Although most of the herd has withdrawn, an elephant refuses to leave its fallen friend.
The vets on the ground, pictured, rely on the loud sound of the helicopter to help them separate the injured elephant from the herd
Gordon explains how elephants & # 39; very social creatures with strong ties & # 39; while the animal tries to push the fallen animal with its trunk.
Gordon says: & # 39; It only shows how compassionate elephants are. There are three vehicles that try to chase it away and do not want to leave it. & # 39;
Eventually the elephant disappears and Dr. Limo can treat the anesthetized. Although the & # 39; bloody stuff & # 39; is, she cannot feel pain when she is down.
The vet draws a barbed arrow from the elephant that was said to have originally been attached to a wooden part.
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan, pictured in Kenya before he helped with the elephant, learns that before the Mara Elephant Project got a helicopter they found 120 elephant carcasses & # 39;
In less than 45 minutes the elephant is numbed, treated and gets up again – making Gordon very impressed.
He says: & # 39; Migrating animals need space and we rob the space of elephants. & # 39;
Soon after the elephant comes back to the herd, the men receive another call for a baby elephant with a bow on his trunk.
The rescue is emotional for Gordon, who is seen as troubled on camera while the vets roll the baby elephant.
Gordon also watches vets to help a baby elephant, pictured, after his trunk gets stuck in a trap
Snare traps can be deadly for calves, pictured, but these survive and are reunited with his mother
Although snare injuries can be fatal, veterinarians manage to release the calf, which is soon reunited with its mother.
In the episode, Gordon is taken to heaven with Mark Goss, CEO and pilot of the Mara Elephant Project.
On their way to help the elephant through the arrow, the men spot a large herd on the ground & # 39; with many young pigeons also & # 39 ;.
Gordon teaches that elephants are often brought into contact with farmers who depend on the land and can trample their crops. The calf has injured his trunk
While flying in Kenya, Gordon is happy to see a large herd, pictured, who had many babies
They explain how elephants are increasingly coming into contact with people who are dependent on the country, and & # 39; if crops trapped farmers respond comprehensively.
Mark also reveals how before they got a helicopter in 2012, they had many reports of conflicts and found & # 39; 120 elephant carcasses in a year before the helicopter & # 39 ;.
The episode also shows the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda, where 280,000 South Sudanese people live.
Gordon meets a group of men who map the area with the help of smartphones and GPS to help aid facilities to know what's nearby.
Gordon, pictured, also visits the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda during the episode and learns how people try to map the area using GPS and smartphones
While Gordon visits a school there where 3,800 children are enrolled, but only 15 rooms. The teacher reveals that they still need 21 more.
Gordon also visits Gabon, where almost 90 percent of the country is covered with tropical rain forests.
Chimpanzees, leopards and a quarter of the remaining gorillas of the earth live here, but there are also rich gold deposits in the forests.
While Gordon looks out of the helicopter, he sees an old mining site that he describes as a & # 39; big scar in the forest & # 39 ;.
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