Elephants can sometimes be defenseless in the face of the challenges that nature presents them.
Kiran Avery, a veterinary surgeon from Kenya, told how he recently, along with other conservationists, had to rescue an African elephant that got stuck in the mud and began to sink into the ground.
The animal was spotted by residents of Isiolo County in the center of the country. People immediately contacted environmental organizations.
The rescue team has had a similar experience: from time to time, giant animals find themselves in such situations, and the previous incident happened here in February.
The specialists prepared the tractor and grabbed the necessary set of tools. The elephant was wrapped in strong belts.
Dr. Avery explains that the belts need to be positioned in a special way so that the frightened animal does not damage equipment or people. The rescue operation took an hour and a half.
According to experts, the elephant spent at least 24 hours in “confinement”: she was already slightly emaciated. But as soon as she was free, she ran to look for her comrades.