EXCLUSIVE: Herd devastated as speeding car kills baby elephant
Cape Town - Exclusive footage shared by Latest Sightings shows how an elephant herd tries desperately to help a baby elephant that was knocked down by a speeding vehicle, at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
There are times when words are not enough to describe the sadness of a situation as captured in this video by 66-year-old pensioner, Heidi Haas.
Explaining the scenario to Latest Sightings she says “I was in complete and utter shock when I saw that this baby elephant had been knocked down by a speeding vehicle."
"With tearful eyes, I had to watch how the entire elephant family tried to help this little one without actually being able to do a thing. There was literally no more that could be done as the elephant had broken its leg and its back," she says.
The rangers were called in urgently to come and assist. They had to try to keep the other elephants at bay as they were in great danger of being trampled as the elephant family didn’t want them being anywhere near the herd. There was little else they could do than put this young elephant out of its misery.
"It was emotionally draining to watch and I never want to have to experience such a moment again. My last words to everyone who visits these magnificent Parks all over the world, please take care and don’t over speed as the loss of such a beautiful life as in this case is absolutely unnecessary!" adds Haas.
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