Orphaned baby elephant saved from revengeful attack, showers her rescuers with affectionate kisses! | Baby Elephant | rescue baby elephant | animal rescue
This precious baby elephant, who narrowly escaped death, was fortunately rescued and given a second lease on life; and clearly, she cherishes it!
It is difficult to imagine the trauma and suffering this elephant had to go through, when she was a calf.
On May 15, 2014, Mbegu was unjustly speared by an enraged mob of villagers in Kimanjo, Kenya, who were seeking revenge for a woman’s death, caused by another elephant.
The feeble and confused little Mbegu was separated from the rest of her herd in the furore.
The wardens at the Naibunga Conservancy were alerted of the calf’s dire situation, and they immediately came to her rescue.
Upon reaching the village, the rescuers found a traumatized Mbegu taking refuge in a nearby school. She was left injured after being cruelly stoned by angry school children.
They protected her from harm from the revengeful students, who were baying for her blood.
Mbegy was eventually taken to safety, and found a new home in the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Nursery in Nairobi National Park.
At her new home, Mbegy is tenderly taken care of by a team of keepers, who affectionately refer to her as a ‘little seed’ due to her tiny size. Her name Mbegu means ‘seed’ in Swahili.
“She is the most endearing, loving and very lucky little calf who suffered unspeakable trauma the day she lost her family—but we are privileged to give her a second chance,” wrote The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in a YouTube video.
And obviously, Mbegy cherished this second chance given to her. She was seen nuzzling her keepers, rewarding them with warm kisses and cuddles.
“Mbegu has settled extremely well and loves the other orphans who love her too,” said Amie Alden from DSWT, describing Mbegu as “a perfect little treasure, incredibly playful and full-on nonsense”.
“But more than that she is hooked on her keepers, never forgetting the love and tenderness they have shown her.”
“Her wounds took some time to heal but thanks to the power of the green clay, all the sepsis disappeared and she has made a full recovery,” he continued.
“Mbegu is very friendly and loving towards her keepers despite the trauma originally suffered at the hands of humans.”