Resort staff jump into river to save 8-day-old elephant calf that was being swept away

Resort staff jump into river to save 8-day-old elephant calf that was being swept away

- Workers at a Kenyan resort rescued an elephant calf recently

- She was being swept away in a nearby river

- She is doing much better now

Workers and tourists at a Kenyan resort jumped into a river recently to rescue an eight-day-old elephant calf that was being swept away.

The moment the workers rescued the calf. Photo: Elephant Bedroom Camp

The moment the workers rescued the calf. Photo: Elephant Bedroom Camp

The Ewaso Nyiso river, where the Elephant Bedroom Camp is located, was flooded and the rescuers braved the raging waters to bring the calf ashore.

They named the female calf Ewaso, after the river. Since her mother was not in sight, they took her to the Reteti Elephant Orphanage in Samburu, where she was stabilised.

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Ewaso is recovering well at an elephant orphanage. Photo: Reteti Elephant Orphanage

Ewaso is recovering well at an elephant orphanage. Photo: Reteti Elephant Orphanage

Ewaso's keepers at the orphanage said she's recovering well and getting stronger by the day. Katie Rowe, one of the orphanage's founders, said:

The other day, when it started raining, we had her go inside to her stall. She started trumpeting at everyone to let them know she wanted to keep playing outside. Then, when we let her out, she went barreling into the grass with her keeper.

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She has also made friends with another two-month-old calf, something that's important for her psychological development.

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