Elephant calf survives jumbo risk after spending two months ...


Elephant calf survives jumbo risk after spending two months ensnared

The animal, which was found starving and dehydrated, is recovering after a life-saving blood transfusion

Senior reporter

A baby elephant spent two months wandering in the wild with a poacher’s snare embedded in her head before she was rescued and given a life-saving blood transfusion.

The calf, estimated to be about two and a half years old, was found on a private game reserve in Limpopo before she was taken to the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (Herd) sanctuary recently.

“Since Fenya, the second elephant calf snare victim brought into our care, arrived ... she has had a bumpy ride, suffering the complications of her severe starvation and dehydration, even more so than the effects of her devastating wounds, caused by the poacher’s wire snare around her head,” said Adine Roode, Herd founder...

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