When People Found This Mother and Baby Elephant Drowning in the Mud, They Did the Unthinkable!

We are all used to seeing amazing dog rescue stories, although we aren’t accustomed to seeing elephant rescue stories.  Saving an elephant is a whole different ball game.  Elephants are obviously much larger than dogs and one wrong movement can land a rescuer in hot water.  No one wants to get stomped by a mammoth elephant foot.

An elephant emergency occurred at the Kapani Safari Lodge.  A mother elephant and her baby became trapped in the mud…

Tourists and staff at the Kapani Safari Lodge witnessed a shocking event that could not be ignored!  A mother elephant and her baby became trapped in the mud.  They were sinking and lost the energy to swim out…

The staff knew they needed to figure out something in a hurry or the elephants were goners.  Other elephants stood around the sinking elephants feeling helpless…

Members of the South Luangwa Conservation Society showed up after being alerted.  They quickly formulated a plan to free the elephants…

First, they tied a rope around the elephants and used their muscles to pull the elephants out.  They were able to free the baby elephant, however, the mother elephant was a whole different story…

The mother elephant became so exhausted from trying to save her baby that she couldn’t move.  That’s when the men rolled in a tractor…

Once the men were able to move the elephant, she dug deep and found one last bit of energy.  She climbed out and ran back to the herd.  Without the help of the people, the elephants never would have survived!

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