On hot days, elephants love taking messy mud baths to escape from the heat since they can’t sweat to cool down, however, in an attempt to cool off, one poor elephant got trapped in the thick mud and became hopelessly trapped.
The next morning, nearby locals from the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya discovered the dehydrated elephant, who had fallen in the mud pit the night before and had totally exhausted itself while struggling and fighting the thick, deep mud. At first, the frightened elephant was weary of his rescuers at first, but quickly warmed up to them when they gave him water.
“It’s incredible how this wild powerful creature completely put his trust in us,” said Batian Craig, who got plenty of water for the elephant with friend Jules Banks while they waited for more people to arrive to begin digging him free. “I really felt like he knew we were there to help!”
After four long hours of digging and pulling, the desperate wild animal was finally free and walked away from the incident unharmed. “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,” the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on their Facebook.
Watch the entire video below to see the amazing moment these heroes saved a trapped elephant sinking in the mud.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Lewa Wildlife Conservancy]