A baby elephant in distress was recently rescued from a snare that had trapped her for four days. The young elephant was found near Kruger National Park in South Africa, struggling to break free from the trap. Unfortunately, the snare caused significant wounds to her face and ears. Thankfully, the rescue team was able to free her and provide the necessary medical treatment for a full recovery.
Thankfully, a group of volunteers at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (an elephant sanctuary) managed to rescue a precious baby elephant just in time. The little one, affectionately named Khanyisa by her rescuers, is unique in that her skin is not the typical grey of most elephants, but a lovely shade of pink.
Sue Howells, who works at the elephant orphanage, described the beautiful and brave elephant as innocent and pure, despite her past mistreatment at the hands of humans. It was clear to Sue and her team that they needed to provide a safe haven for this unique and wounded creature, where she could live without fear of harm ever again.
The photographs of the elephant that was saved demonstrate how content she is now that she is safe. Despite the challenges that she faced, Khanyisa displayed remarkable bravery. According to Sue Howells, “Khanyisa is an incredibly courageous and robust elephant. She has remarkable resilience. Even after all that she has been through, her gentle, delicate, and reflective nature is evident in her strength.”
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a sanctuary that aims to protect and preserve rare, endangered, and vulnerable species. Originally founded as a cheetah breeding project, it has now transformed into a comprehensive wildlife conservation facility. As per the official website of the elephant orphanage, the sanctuary provides an essential safe haven for animals that need protection and care.