Monday, December 18, 2017

When I See an Elephant Fly...

A newborn elephant has had to be rescued by helicopter after he was abandoned by his mother in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Footage shows the adorable baby elephant riding in the passenger seat, being held in the arms of one of the conservation workers.

The elephant was abandoned after being born prematurely, and therefore was too small to reach his mother

As the elephant needed to be transferred to an orphanage in the capital Nairobi, the quickest way to get there was by helicopter.

It was rescued by the Mara Elephant Project with the help of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Friends of the Mara, Kenya Wildlife Service and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

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