Elephant with bullet lodged in head runs up to people and requests help

Elephant with bullet lodged in head runs up to people and requests help

Elephants are beautiful, caring and sensitive animals, that are a shining example of the expression, “gentle giant.”

What’s special regarding these animals is that they love humans, and many rescued elephants can go on to create unique bonds with their carers. We have actually all listened to the claiming, “an elephant always remembers,” and if you encounter an elephant just once, they’re said to be able to remember you for the rest of their lives!

But although that these gentle giants would never ever even harm a fly, some humans still believe that it’s alright to mistreat or eliminate elephants, often to get hold of their expensive tusks. The ivory profession is illegal in lots of nations, but poachers offer their items on the black market for a huge profit, and heart-breakingly, this method is still very much a current problem.

In this following story, an elephant was unfortunately fired in the head by poachers, and the bullet was inches away from taking his life. However luckily, he recognized who he could trust for help, and went onto make a great recovery.

A video reveals the time that an injured elephant approached doctors and requested emergency treatment. The poor animal must have remained in so much pain that he immediately placed all his trust in the doctors, in the hopes that they could make him really feel better.

Named Pretty Boy, the poor elephant had been fired in the head by poachers, and he had a deep wound where the bullet had actually entered his head.

Incredibly, in spite of having a bullet lodged in his head, the brave elephant was still able to walk up to doctors and show them the issue.

Doctors jumped straight right into action to try and save Pretty Boy– but with him being such a large animal, it was going to be hard work! The first step was to tranquilize him with a little dart, which would make the elephant feel calm and relaxed. The doctors could after that reach work.

Although it was pretty clear what had actually happened, the team needed to know whereabouts the bullet had actually lodged into Pretty Boy’s head, so they carried out a quick x-ray.

They found the deformed bullet in the elephant’s skull instantly, and they recognized something amazing. The vets thought that Pretty Boy was struck only a couple of centimeters too high of what’s called a ‘kill shot’ by a hunter. Had actually the shot been a little bit lower, he would have been killed instantly.

Whilst he was still tranquilized, the veterinarians carried out surgery on the lucky elephant to remove the bullet.

Once they were completed, they waited till Pretty Boy got up again and seen to make sure he was doing okay after the surgery. But the elephant was still quite exhausted, and he had actually only made it a number of actions before he fell asleep looking quite comical with his trunk against a tree.

Pretty Boy probably had a bit of a headache– however thanks to the help from the veterinarians, he was mosting likely to make a complete recovery! We hope that the poachers leave this gorgeous animal alone from now on.

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