BABY ELEPHANT DE-SNARED

13178590_1692816037636643_4252753372777756585_nLilongwe Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Emergency Response Unit were called out by the team at Liwonde National Park to help a baby elephant who had been spotted with a snare around its leg. Our vet Dr Amanda Salb darted him from a helicopter (she is an awesome shot!) before moving in to remove the snare and treat the wound.  Usually set up by poachers to obtain bushmeat, snares cause great suffering amongst all the wildlife of Liwonde. Since August 2015 African Parks have removed over 13,000 of these ticking time bombs from the woodlands. Without this effort there is little doubt that the suffering caused would have been extreme and countless animals would have died agonizing deaths.  African Parks are doing a great job down there and we’re honoured to work with them.  Now Amanda is on her way to Majete (another park managed by AP) to help out an elephant case there – we’ll update you on that soon.

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