A helpless baby elephant has been rescued after she was trapped in a trap for four days. The poor little creature was found not far away in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Sadly, the trap left deep wo.unds on the elephant’s face and ears, but she will make a full recovery, according to rescuers.
Fortunately, the young child was found in time by some volunteers at the Hoedspruit Center for Endangered Species, an elephant orphanage. The baby elephant, named Khanyisa by rescuers, is an extraordinary one. Her skin pigmentation is not gray like other elephants, but pink.
“She looked so innocent, fragile and pure, yet so brave – a unique beauty that had been [in.jured] by human hands,” said Sue Howells at the elephant orphanage. “We knew we had to help her and protect her and give her a safe place where she never had to suffer [something like that] again.”
Photos of the rescued elephant show how happy she is to be finally safe. And despite all that she has to go through, Khanyisa has proven that she is a brave spirit. “Khanyisa is an exceptionally strong and brave baby elephant,” said Sue Howells. “She is unbelievably resilient. Her sweet, fragile and caring personality shows through her toughness, despite everything she has endured.”
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center is a “wildlife facility focused on the conservation and sustainability of rare, vulnerable and threatened species.” Originally, the place was “established as a cheetah breeding project, but it has since evolved into a wildlife conservation center,” the elephant orphanage’s official website reads.