12 de agosto foi dia Mundial dos Elefantes! ❤
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Happy World Elephant Day, everyone! Here's Bawa strutting through camp.
Bawa came to us when he was only two-weeks-old, perhaps younger. He had gotten stuck and submerged in the mud for a long time near a dam in Maralal. His eyes were completely sunburned from staring up at the sun, and he had swallowed so very much mud. He skin was peeling from the burns when he arrived and he was very, very sick. When he arrived, the veterinarian who had examined him told us they had delivered a dead elephant. Bawa had arrived in such bad shape, the veterinarian did not think recovery was possible.
To save him, our team worked non-stop upwards of 48 hours, never leaving his side. He was on an IV drip and on oxygen. It took many weeks of dedicated work and loving care to help him recover. As you can see he is now a strong, healthy, big boy of seven months and a success story we are so glad to be able to share. If you are able, you can make a donation to help support little guys like Bawa through our website in celebration of the World Elephants Day. Photo by @amivitale.
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