Baby elephant caught in snare

Gorongosa’s rangers are constantly on patrol removing poachers’ snares before they capture their next victim. Sometimes, they are too late, and an animal is captured in a snare. If we’re lucky, the animal will still be alive when they find it. In the case of this baby elephant who was found caught in a snare, she was very lucky. A rescue team, including our own vet, Rui Branco, tranquilized the baby and it’s mom, so they could safely remove the snare. After baby was freed, they both woke up and went back to their elephant ways. We hope this young one will have a very long and healthy life ahead!

This baby elephant and its mom were both tranquilized so the vet team could remove the baby's snare safely. Our vet, Rui Branco, performed the operation.

This baby elephant and its mom were both tranquilized so the vet team could remove the baby’s snare safely. Our vet, Rui Branco, performed the operation.

This baby elephant and its mom were both tranquilized so the vet team could remove the baby's snare safely.

The baby elephant and its mom are both doing just fine after the snare was removed.

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