A tiny elephant got a second chance thanks to some kind-hearted truckers.
The South African drivers were driving through Botswana when the convoy was forced to stop due to a technical problem with one of the trucks.
But when the men get out of their trucks, they are all surprised to see a baby elephant coming out of the bushes. Soon they realized that something was wrong with the poor fellow, and rushed to his aid.
When this group of truck drivers stumbled upon a baby elephant in the middle of a road in the Botswana desert, they at first thought he had approached them out of curiosity, but soon realized that the tiny creature was actually lost.
Worst of all, the baby elephant was in very poor condition as he showed visible signs of dehydration. But caring drivers immediately rushed to his aid.
So after offering water to the thirsty elephant, he was loaded into one of the trucks and taken to the nearest shelter, Elephant Sands.
The beautiful gesture of the drivers saved the baby’s life and impressed wildlife lovers.
“Thanks to the effectiveness of the nationwide strategy, we are confident that this child will receive the best possible treatment and care.”
The tiny baby was less than three weeks old when the trucks rescued her, so she still has a long way to go before she can be returned to the wild.
However, everyone is very confident because Elephant Sands volunteers have such a wealth of experience with orphaned elephants and the determination and compassion they show for these adorable animals is inspiring.