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Friday, June 10, 2016

What's an Animal to Do...

...when desperate?

Find a human to save you, of course!
An injured bull elephant named Ben made his way to the Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe, in what appears to be a search for help.

The staff at Bumi Hills were very surprised to see Ben, as it is not common for elephants to walk right up to human homes.

Unfortunately, Ben wasn't just popping in to say hello.

Manager Nick Milne realized the 30-year-old elephant was limping and appeared to be severely wounded. [...]

The staff tranquilized Ben and found a deep wound in his shoulder, likely from a poacher's bullet, as well as two more bullet holes in one of his ears.
They were able to clean and disinfect Ben's injuries, and he is now healing on the property, outfitted with a tracking device so the foundation can monitor his improvement.
With the help of his human friends, Ben was lucky to have survived two attacks on his life.


erp said...

... a portent that the sorely wounded figurative elephant in our midst might also find some humans willing to nurse it back to health.

Nah. That's crazy talk.

Hey Skipper said...

Not just elephants.

erp said...

This made me cry.

Clovis e Adri said...

The proof of the Elephant intelligence is that it could differentiate between humans it should avoid and the ones who could help him.

It looks like many homo sapiens fare worse than Ben at that.

Barry Meislin said...

Gratitude also comes in feathered packages: