What would you do if your six month old baby was washed away while crossing over river?
Of course, that’s not a likely scenario, but one that happened… to a baby elephant.
I held my breath watching this incredible baby elephant rescue footage by Kicheche Laikipia guest Sandy Gelderman, which she filmed on one of her safaris in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Kicheche silver guide Onesmus Lesiata spotted the herd approaching the rain-swollen Ewaso Nyiro river. With the river deep, mountain high banks are never easy for adults, let alone a six month old calf, so being washed away in the current was a very real possibility.
Thankfully mum and her emergency swat team enacted a remarkable rescue. They say elephants can remember, well this little calf will remember this advanced swimming lesson for the rest of its life, as will Sandy.
~ Kicheche Camps’ channel on YouTube.
Note: If you’re a mama (or papa)—you’ll find yourself holding your breath watching this footage. Hang in there and just remember to breathe…
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