Saving a speared baby #elephant. Earlier this wk, we received reports of a little calf who had been speared in his left haunch, leaving him with a deep & painful wound. Our DSWT/KWS Mara Vet Unit found him & his mother standing in the mud, with the calf clearly suffering.
His mother seemed to realize the team's good intentions and complied when they used their vehicle to gently push her away so they could treat the patient unencumbered. Here, the Vet examines his wounds,
After cleaning the wound and packing it with green clay, they gave the calf antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications before reviving him and sending him on his way.