WATCH: Abandoned baby elephant rescued by SA truckers

2017-03-01 11:44
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Cape Town - A baby elephant was found by South African truckers on their way to Botswana. The three-week baby elephant was left behind by a herd.

The Good Guy Things reports the South African truckers, Carlos Santos, Johan Groenewald and Pieter Roussow, were en route from Johannesburg to Nata, Botswana when they found the baby elephant.

The truckers discovered the elephant when they were forced to stop 100km away from Nata because of a bridge that had washed away due to the heavy rains in the area.

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Looking dehydrated; the truckers gave the baby elephant water and tried to search for the herd but to no avail. It is believed the little fellow was abandoned by his herd. 

The truckers then called the nearest animal sanctuary, loading the elephant into the truck and and delivering him to the Botswana Elephant Sanctuary once the bridge was fixed. 

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