The calf awaits a chartered flight to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage in Nairobi to treat its injured trunk, after it was caught in a bushmeat snare in Kenya’s Mara Conservancy. Photo: Tessa Chan

Elephant rescue up close: saving an injured calf in Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve

Baby elephant’s trunk had been nearly severed in a snare poachers had set to catch bushmeat. Helicopter-borne rescuers swoop in to take the injured animal for surgery

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The calf awaits a chartered flight to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage in Nairobi to treat its injured trunk, after it was caught in a bushmeat snare in Kenya’s Mara Conservancy. Photo: Tessa Chan
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