Interacting with wild animals is never a good idea since it can endanger the animals or people involved.
Unfortunately, people continue to harass wildlife, which can often result in tragedy, such as when a man was killed while taking a picture with an elephant or when a newborn elephant died after being photographed.
Humans are sometimes blamed for problems in animal-human conflict, yet animals often suffer as a result. Take, for example, Sarara.
The bull elephant was discovered in October 2021 with a spear in his stomach, a wound he received during a suspected human conflict.
Sarara is thought to have been in a designated conservation area at the time of the occurrence.
Thankfully, conservationists with Save The Elephants were there to help Sarara recover from his wounds.
The elephant needed immediate medical attention to remove the spearhead and clean the wound, two tasks that are difficult to do with a massive wild elephant!
After a few months, though, they were pleased to announce on social media that he’s since made a recovery and is “back on his feet.”
It’s just one example of the growing human-animal conflict that’s occurring across Kenya as people expand housing and take over wildlife areas. We’re glad Sarara was able to recover and can continue living his life in peace!
This article by Malorie Thompson was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 10 February 2022. Lead Image Source : Jane Rix / Shutterstock.
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