Exhausted elephants got stuck in a mud pit and couldn’t get out

The mud pit became a real trap for the mother elephant and her 2 cubs.

The mud puddle is a favorite place for elephants living in Kenya. The mud helps to care for the skin and pleasantly cools.


However, sometimes such a hole can turn not into a place of relaxation, but stress.

It happened to the whole family. An African veterinarian and activist, Dr. Kieran Avery, shared the story of saving the babies and the elephant mother. He suggested that two baby elephants wanted to swim in the mud, but got stuck and the mother tried to pull them out when she got stuck herself.

A rescue team was sent to the scene. Pulling elephants is actually not so easy even with the help of technology. The fact is that it is necessary to properly tie the cables so as not to cause discomfort to the animals.

The rescue operation took 2 hours. With the help of tractors, ropes and volunteers, the family was released.

Mom trying to pull the kids out was completely exhausted. After being released, she lay on the ground for 25 minutes.And only then was she able to get up. Then the whole family went to the rest of the herd.


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