[Photo credit: R.E.S.C.U.E.]
*URGENT!* We got a report of a 1.5-month-old baby elephant that was seriously injured and abandoned after a hyena attack…
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.
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.
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!
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