Elephants

Lost baby elephant rescued in Mozambique

An orphaned baby elephant being fed milk in a park in Kenya
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An orphaned baby elephant being fed milk in a park in Kenya

A baby elephant has been saved in Mozambique after it was spotted wandering around the park alone.

When rangers found the three-month-old elephant, it was extremely weak and hungry and they estimated it to have been on its own for about three days.

Joao Almeida, a vet, said it was "touch and go" whether the calf would survive, but the team fed it fluids and specialised milk to help it regain its strength.

As it is rare for elephants to abandon their young, it is likely the calf was sick for some time.

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