Thursday, March 10, 2016

Heroic Efforts to Rescue Wild Elephant Stuck in Mud

An elephant that got stuck in the mud overnight was rescued in Kenya on March 5, 2016. (Jules Binks/Instagram)
ABC News reports that on March 5, an elephant was stuck in mud overnight in Kenya.  Rescue efforts were heroic.  The pachyderm consumed over 26 gallons of water while rescuers devised means of pulling it from the mud.

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy writes on it's Facebook page:  Stuck overnight in a well at an NRT community conservancy, the trust this dehydrated and scared wild animal showed in his rescuers was beyond incredible. 100 litres of water later, lots of digging, pulling, 3 cars and the whole community behind him, the joint team managed to get him out and he walked away. Community ownership of wildlife works. 

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