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This is the dramatic moment a distressed elephant tries to rouse her baby from anaesthetic after the animal was caught in a poacher's snare.

Footage from Olare Motorogi Conservancy in south-west Kenya shows a calf being darted by a veterinary team with a tranquiliser after it was injured by a poacher's snare on his hind leg.

The injured calf was noticed by a security patrol, who called the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who was able to send Kenya Wildlife Service vets to the scene. But when the SkyVets team tries to treat the two-year-old calf, the protective mother desperately tries to revive her baby from the anaesthetic

As the calf loses consciousness, the mother is alarmed so that she too has to be sedated in order to ensure a safe rescue.


With the rest of the herd looking on, the vets have to act quickly. The snare can tighten over time, cutting into the flesh and causing horrific injuries.


Thankfully, this snare was removed before any damage could be done. Soon the elephant wakes up and is able to rejoin the herd.
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Responses to "Mother elephant desperately tries to revive her unconscious calf"

  1. SO GLAD BABY OK WITH MOMMA ELEPHANT.POOCHER SHOULD BE SHOT ON THE SPOT PASS THAT BILL!1

  2. pilvikki says:

    great job! awesome!

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