Big bull under vet care with @biglifeafrica 📽🔊— listen to this. The trunk must remain open, so it’s common to use a stick as a prop for doing so.
Volume up! Listen to the sound of the breath of this big bull elephant while the @DWST/KWS vet unit treats his spear wounds.
His name is Tolstoy, and he is one of the grand old bulls that @amboseli_trust has been following for decades. Big Life rangers found him injured this morning and called in the vets, monitoring him until their arrival. He had been speared three times and although the wounds were deep he was successfully treated, and rangers will continue to monitor his progress over the coming days.
It's a difficult time, the maize crop is ripening when the rest of the ecosystem is bone dry, waiting for the next rains. It's inevitable that elephants will raid crops, and equally inevitable that farmers will throw spears in retaliation.
We are confident that the completion of phase 2 of crop-protection fencing will reduce these incidents in future. For now, rangers will continue to do their best to minimize conflict and report elephant injuries for treatment.
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Amboseli, Rift Valley, Kenya