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Baby Elephant Loses Most of His Trunk After Being Attacked … and YOU Can Help

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*URGENT!* We got a report of a 1.5-month-old baby elephant that was seriously injured and abandoned after a hyena attack…

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Our team got a report of a seriously injured and abandoned little calf, approximately 1.5 months old at @loisaba_conservancy. He was found in a very critical state, crying out for his mother scared and in pain. He had lost a third of his trunk to a hyena attack the previous night. Vets from @kenyawildlifeservice and @r.e.s.c.u.e rushed to the scene. A trunk is an elephant’s most versatile tool, and this little baby was left fighting for its life. Out of its struggle to breath, a discussion arose of a possibility of euthanasia. We could not allow it! “He fought well”. They say “from a small seed a mighty trunk may grow”. We are hopeful, and convinced he deserved the chance at life, after all he had already survived a hyena attack! Our team is paying very close attention to him by constantly cleaning up the damage the hyena had caused. Although he remains very wary of his wounds, his desire for playing outweighs his fear and he developed a playful nature with his little adopted brothers and sisters in the nursery. We know Long’uro has a long journey ahead of him, more challenging than most, but he has already shown us his ability to adapt to a new deformity, he has shown us his willingness to trust and learn from the keepers and the other elephants. We can’t help but feel he will teach us a huge amount about elephants and their kind spirit, their intricate herd structure and ability to look after each other. Long’uro is brave and strong and his life represents so much. To the community, to the keepers, his is a story of hope and we hope you too will join us in supporting him. Please share this post and tag people who need to see it as great charities like @r.e.s.c.u.e deserve all the support they can get for their incredible work caring for injured animals like this baby elephant! Photos/video by @chancellordavid #savetheelephants #babyelephants #karmagawa

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The little calf, named Long’uro, lost a third of his trunk … crying for his mama and in a lot of pain at the Loisaba Conservancy in Northern Laikipia, Kenya.

Vets from Kenya Wildlife Services and R.E.S.C.U.E. (Reteti Elephant Sanctuary – Community United for Elephants) rushed to the scene to help…

An elephant’s trunk is vital for its survival and because Long’uro was struggling to breathe, there was discussion about possible euthanasia… 

But we couldn’t allow that to happen because he fought so well to survive already!

We’re hopeful and convinced that this baby deserves a chance to live after all he’s been through.

[Photo credit: R.E.S.C.U.E.]

Our team is paying very close attention to him by constantly cleaning up the damaged area. And although he remains very wary of his wounds, his desire to play has outweighed his fears. In fact, he’s already playing with his new adopted brothers and sisters in the nursery.

We know that Long’uro has a long journey ahead of him, but he’s showing an ability to adapt to the unfortunate deformity. He’s willing to trust and learn from the keepers and other elephants, and we want to help give him a chance…

We can’t help but feel he will teach us all a huge amount about elephants and their kind spirit. 

Long’uro is brave, strong, and his life represents so much. To the community and the keepers, his story is one of hope … and we ask you to join us in supporting him

Please share this story with your friends and family so that they can learn about great charities like R.E.S.C.U.E. that are on the front lines doing incredible work like helping Long’uro. They deserve all the support they can get!

[Photo credit: R.E.S.C.U.E.]

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