This elephant beak was found near the Tana River in the Ndera Nature Reserve, Kenya, and immediately reported to rescuers. The poor boy fell into a rope trap.
A team of veterinarians flew by helicopter to help the animal. Specialists used a dart filled with anesthetic to temporarily euthanize the elephant calf, cut the rope on its leg and sprayed the damage with an antiseptic.
After the team managed to free the elephant beak, he woke up and happily fled into the thicket towards his mother. The team was happy to release the baby, but unfortunately, such cases are not uncommon here.
Despite the fact that reserves in Kenya are trying to protect themselves from poachers, organizations can’t keep up with everyone and many animals are in trouble.
There are only 400,000 wild elephants left in all of Africa. Experts believe that these animals could disappear in the next decade due to illegal poaching and other factors.
Thus, work on population conservation is actively continuing. So far, tougher penalties for poaching have yielded the most results. The trapped elephant fought to get out