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The woun.ded elephant who was saved after pleading humans for help

This is the moment a woun.ded elephant asked people for help after being sh.ot by poach.ers.

The bull elephant named Ben surprised the guests as he approached the Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe.

However, manager Nick Milne soon discovered that the animal was limping and appeared to be badly in.jured.

Pictures capture the moment a woun.ded elephant pleaded with humans for help after it was sh.ot by poach.ers
The bull elephant, named Ben, surprised guests when he approached the Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe
The elephant was tranquilized while experts examined the elephant’s in.juries which were believed to have been caused by poach.ers
The in-house vet was gone for the weekend so another was called and volunteered to fly 200 miles to help the elephant

The in-house vet was gone for the weekend, so someone else was called and volunteered to fly 200 miles to help the elephant.

In the six hours it took until his arrival, Ben is said to have waited patiently early, drank water, and grazed

Experts reassured him and, after further investigation, found a deep woun.d in his shoulder, presumably due to a bull.et from a poach.er.

Experts tranquilized him and, after further examinations, found a deep woun.d in his shoulder suspected to be the result of a poach.er’s bull.et
Caring: Vets cleaned out the bull elephant’s shoulder in.jury and treated the woun.ds with dis.infectant
Cruel: To their hor.ror, they then also found two bull.et holes in one of his ears making it likely that the animal had survived two attempts on his life
Scrub down: After treating the woun.ds a team of elephant experts gave the elephant a good clean

To their hor.ror, they also found two bull.et holes in one of his ears, which made it likely that the animal had survived two attempts in his life.

Ben is now healing on the property after having dis.infected and treated his woun.ds by the vet.

The animal wears a tracking device so that experts can monitor its improvement.

On the mend: Ben is now healing on the property after his woun.ds were dis.infected and treated by the vet
The bull.et holes are still visible on the elephant’s ears. Staff say it is now making a recovery nearby
The giant animal wears a tracking device so experts can monitor its improvement
Ben the elephant walked up to the safari lodge in search of help after being wounded by cru.el poach.ers

 

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