This incredible video shows residents in Samburu, Kenya risking their own safety to save a baby elephant from the murky waters that were sure to take the small animal’s life. This group effort shows just what a huge impact people have when they work as a team.
While we don’t know the circumstances of how the baby elephant came to be in such a dangerous situation or what happened after the rescue, we are so happy to see this kind display towards animals. African elephants, especially calves, face countless dangers, including poaching, habitat loss, and trophy hunting. These dangers have contributed to a 62 percent decline in elephant populations, with scientists warning that they could become extinct by as early as 2020 if something drastic isn’t done to protect them.
Organizations such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Save the Elephants, and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants work on the front lines of rescuing, rehabilitating, and educating to ensure a future for these magnificent giants. From becoming wildlife advocates and activists, donating time and funds, promoting responsible tourism, and adopting survivors, there are countless ways you can make a difference for elephants. To learn more visit the links below:
- How We’re Helping Abused Captive Elephants
- How We’re Failing Elephants: The Connection Between the Ivory Trade and Zoos
- Seven Simple Things You Can Do To Help Captive Elephants- Right Now!