Friday, October 19, 2012

This Baby Elephant Rescue/Reunion With Her Mother Made Me Get Emotional Like A Little Bitch

A baby stuck in a well. A frantic mother crazed with worry for her offspring. Anyone could relate, but these very human emotions came from the bond of an elephant baby and her mother. And a video capturing the rescued calf has captivated the Web.Just your typical day in Amboseli National Park in Kenya, where a team of elephant conservationists from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants received a call about a baby stuck in an five-foot hole dug by Masai tribesmen. They raced to the site of the accident. The baby was fine, but the hole was too deep for the eight-month-old calf to climb out. And the mother was unable to help. To complicate matters, the mother thought the rescuers were a threat, and almost sat on the Land Rover. The driver, Dr. Vicki Fishlock, resident scientist of the elephant trust, recognized the mother, Zombe, from a mark on her ear.The scientist scared her away with a high-pitched yell and maneuvered around her, as two men managed to get rope around the baby. By attaching the line to an SUV and putting the vehicle into reverse, they were able to pull the elephant calf out. A happy ending, but especially rewarding because the video captures the baby’s sprint to its mother’s side.

Awesome video. Fucking love animals. But even I will say playing that Coldplay song during the reunion sprint was flat dirty. Like come on bro. That’s laying it on a little thick don’t you think? I was already getting a little weepy without getting manipulated like that.

PS – Somebody needs to tell this mother elephant that she’s a huge bitch. Like if she thought the rescuers were a threat why didn’t she attack them? Don’t get me wrong I’m glad it worked out, but I’m just surprised she left in the first place. Especially after that chick screamed at her like that. If somebody did that to me I’d slap em right in the face. And who are these Masai Tribesman just digging ditches in the ground? Put signs up or something.

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