The story of this elephant brings back the belief in humanity.
Even elephants understand that people are different. These smartest animals are still an object of illegal hunting in Africa.
Like hundreds of years ago, ivory is highly appreciated in the black market, which encourages poachers annually to exterminate them for tens of thousands.
The history of this elephant returns faith to humanity. He almost died from a well-aimed shot by a poacher. As luck would have it, a bullet was released in the forehead, stuck in a dense bone.
Everything would be nothing, but an infection fell into the wound. The elephant could die from septic shock.
A powerful animal turned to people for help. Employees of the National Park did not immediately understand why he purposefully meets them. Every one knows cases when angry elephants sweep everything in their path.
Doctors and rescuers promptly arrived at the place. In order for veterinarians to inspect it, the animal was immobilized with an injection of the ampoule of the tranquilizer.
The portable X-ray showed that there was no internal damage, but the wound itself required an immediate operation. The transportation of the elephant in this state was undesirable, so it was immediately operated on.
The most difficult thing was to pull out a bullet, which she held tight in the skull. Nevertheless, he was safely removed, and the wound was cleaned, treated with antibiotics, and sewn up. The doctors waited until the patient woke up and came to his senses after anesthesia.
The handsome, as the employees of the reserve called it, did not immediately get to his feet. He even had to rely on the neighboring tree. Now the saved elephant has become it’s own for people who can and will take care of its well-being.
They are determined to do everything so that he no longer had to suffer from the hands of poachers.