WOW!!! Mama and her elephant SWAT Team enact incredible rescue of baby in distress
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Elephants are very protective of their offspring, and the video you’ll see below is proof of that.
The video, captured by Sandy Gelderman, a guest at Kicheche Laikipia — a small camp in Kenya, Africa and posted to YouTube — was filmed on one of Gelderman’s safaris in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy — a not-for-profit wildlife conservancy — and East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary.
The video shows an elephant herd approaching the rain-swollen Ewaso Nyiro River.
With the river deep, mountain high banks are never easy for adult elephants — let alone a six-month-old calf!
The baby elephant was nearly washed away by the river’s current.
That’s when the baby elephant’s mother and her emergency “Elephant SWAT Team” enacted a remarkable rescue!
Once baby is safely out of the raging water — the elephant herd continues on its way — as if nothing potentially tragic even happened.
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