By Katy Gill
Watch the moment an African elephant is treated for a gruesome spear injury which was inflicted by humans.
After receiving the report of the injured elephant, the mobile vet unit from the Kenya Wildlife Service immediately rushed to the scene.
The elephant was sedated for urgent treatment and marked with a medical coloured spray to identify and monitor its progress.
Shazaad Kasmani, 38, a wildlife cameraman & Kenya Wildlife Service Honorary Game Warden, was able to capture the impressive treatment on camera.
Shazaad explained that sadly, with the continuous decrease of natural habitats due to infrastructure development and encroachment of farms into the national parks, cases of human wildlife conflict are on the rise.He added: “As a Wildlife Cameraman and Honorary Game Warden who spends a lot of time in the parks, incidences such as these this are tragically becoming more and more common.
“But wildlife is able to get a second chance thanks to the support from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service.
“This elephant in particular received medical attention in good time meaning it will be able to make a good recovery.”