A little elephant has been given the opportunity to survive just in time, thanks to the kind-hearted truck drivers.
The South African drivers were on their way through Botswana when they had to stop because of a technical problem with one of their trucks.
However, when the men left their trucks, they were all surprised to see a baby elephant appear from the bushes.
They soon realized something was wrong with her, and they rushed immediately to help her!
When this truck driver group reached an elephant during a trip in Botswana’s wilderness, they thought she was curious about them. But then it became clear that the little creature got lost.
Moreover, the baby elephant was in a horrible condition and exhibited various signs of dehydration. That’s when the caring drivers tried to help the baby elephant.
So, after they offered water to the thirsty elephant, they loaded the calf in one of the trucks and took her to the closest sanctuary, Elephant Sands. The kind drivers’ gesture saved the little one’s life and impressed wildlife enthusiasts.
“I think Botswana as a whole has one of the most remarkable, ethical, and compassionate wildlife conservation strategies in the world,” Paul Oxton, founder and director of Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation said. “Because of the efficacy of the nationwide strategy, we trust that this baby will get the very best treatment and care possible.”
She was less than three weeks old when truckers rescued her, so she still has a long way to go before she is able to return to the wild. However, all of the volunteers at the Elephant Sands have a rich experience with orphaned elephants, and their determination and compassion for these adorable creatures is a boost of hope.
“Baby elephants are notoriously fragile; from the very moment they’re born to the day when they seem complete and recovered, a long journey can still go on,” Oxton explained. “Even if she’s treated well, it might not be until the elephant has made significant progress.”
Watch the moment these truckers came across the delicate elephant here: