This is the moment a five-ton bull elephant feɩɩ to the ground as veterinarians sedated it after it was hit by a poisoned arrow.
The footage, shot from helicopters and on the ground, reveals 14 steps veterinarians will take to save in.ju.red animals in the wiɩd.
It’s not clear where this particular footage was taken, but the charity that shot it, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, based in Kenya, and vets from the country’s wildlife service showed up in the video.
At the beginning of the clip, a helicopter is seen circling a herd of elephants in a pool before landing near a Kenya Wildlife Service vets team.
The bull elephant topples to the ground after it was given anesthetic by medics in KenyaThe i.nj.ured male elephant, who had two infected w.o.unds from a poisoned arrow, is seen prowling the ground as vets approached.
shooting darts from a helicopter to inject the anesthetic, paramedics watched as the giant stood still, ɩost strength in its hind legs, and then flipped over.
Working quickly, vets prepared the animal for treatment by moving to keep its airways open and cleaning up arrow w.ou.nds.
Doctors were then seen injecting the elephant with antibiotics, working from a four-wheeled ‘mobile veterinary unit.’
Medics approached the elephant from a safe distance and administered an anesthetic drug via a dart. They then administered a reversal drug to enhance the effect of the anesthetic.
Rescuers watched the elephant get up from the safety of their helicopter.
According to the charity, they have provided medical care to as many as 2,411 elephants in the past 15 years.
After faɩɩing to the ground the elephant ɩies on one side with its huge trunk on the floor
With the elephant asleep the medics work quickly to treat the animal for the poison wo.un.ds
According to a Facebook post, veterinarians understand the importance of collaborating to treat injured wild animals. This is especially true when dealing with a patient that weighs up to 5 tons, is in pain, and may not be receptive to human interaction.