With his charismatic personality and intelligent qualities, elephants are loved globally.
Unfortunately, these giant mammals are still routinely at risk of poaching and extinction.
Although ivory has no real purpose other than expensive decoration, elephants are continually being hunted for their ivory.
With the dwindling elephant population, conservationists and veterinarians have made it their mission to protect these gentle giants from extinction.
As one of the most intelligent members of the animal kingdom, elephants have a vast memory and many tool users.
It is not surprising that an African elephant approached a group of veterinarians in a time of need.
This is an emergency! Diseases? A bullet is deep in the skull.
After a shot that almost died, this elephant realized he needed help and knew where to find it.
With infections growing from bullet wounds, the meek giant understood the need for medical attention.
He has approached a group of veterinarians, hoping that they can help out during this dangerous hour.
The team of veterinarians started their work by soothing the giant animal with a rather heavy sedative.
After the elephant is sound asleep, they can take X-rays to see the severity of the wound.
They can then decide on an action plan.
The team found that the bullet was less than an inch away from the direct shot.
The bullet is deep in the animal’s skull, so timing is of paramount importance.
Without any spare time, transporting an elephant to the nearest facility is not an option.
After careful teamwork and precision, the team was able to remove the deformation bullet.
When the sedative was out of effect, the giant elephant got up and was usually working.
The team decided to name their new elephant friend Pretty Boy.
As one of their many skills, elephants have a unique gift of distinguishing between languages based on gender, ethnicity, and age.
They can use this skill to identify whether humans are capable of posing a threat, such as poachers, or if they are capable of helping, such as veterinarians and conservationists.
However, hopefully, he can forget the pain.
While most will never be seen an elephants in the wild, we can all hope for their safety and prosperity.
African elephants are currently listed as vulnerable, while their Asian congeners are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Luckily for Pretty Boy, he will live a long and fulfilled life thanks to his new vet friends and his ability to ask for help.
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