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Jonothan Hen-Boisen
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24 Jul 2017
12:36 pm

VIDEO: Elephants desperately try to save dying calf

Jonothan Hen-Boisen

The rangers were called in urgently to come and assist and they had to try and keep the other elephants at bay.

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There are times when words are not enough to describe the sadness of a situation as captured in this video by 66-year old-pensioner Heidi Haas in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Heidi explained the scenario: “I was in complete and utter shock when I saw that this baby elephant had been knocked down by a speeding vehicle.
Warning: The content in this video might be upsetting.

With tearful eyes, I had to watch how the entire elephant family tried to help this little one without actually being able to do a thing. There was literally no more that could be done, as the elephant had broken its leg and its back.

The rangers were called in urgently to come and assist and they had to try and keep the other elephants at bay as they were in great danger of being trampled and the elephant family didn’t want them being anywhere near the herd.

There was little other they could do other than put this young elephant out of its misery.

It was emotionally draining to watch and I never want to have to experience such a moment again.

My last words to everyone who visits these magnificent parks all over the world, please take care and don’t over speed as the loss of such a beautiful life as in this case is absolutely unnecessary!”

Caxton News Service

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