The Incredible Comeback of an Elephant: Remarkable Healing of a Broken Leg with 17 Days of Rescue Attempts

Wildlife SOS, a conservation organization, recently saved the life of Moti, a 35-year-old Asian elephant in Southeast Asia. The location where Moti was rescued is undisclosed, but the operation required a heroic effort as the elephant had been immobile for 17 days due to a broken leg that nearly led to his death. The fracture was untreated and had become complicated by severe infections in his foot pad and toenails, with a lack of proper veterinary care worsening his condition. Moti’s immobility had put his kidney and heart functions at risk due to hypostatic pressure.

Remarkable Save: Elephant With Broken Leg Pulled From The Brink Of Death After 17 Days

In order to prevent the dangerous effects of hypostatic pressure, the Indian military teamed up with Wildlife SOS to lift Moti to safety, recognizing the urgency of the situation. The rescue was captured on film, showcasing the incredible moment when Moti was saved from the consequences of his prolonged immobility. Prior to the rescue, dedicated volunteers from the charity and army provided care for Moti’s injuries and offered comfort during the preparation phase. Unfortunately, despite being lifted up, Moti still carries severe injuries that have rendered one of his front legs unusable. This presents an additional challenge in transporting him to Wildlife SOS’ elephant hospital, which is located eight hours away from the remote location where he is currently located.

Remarkable Save: Elephant With Broken Leg Pulled From The Brink Of Death After 17 Days

At present, Moti is receiving pain-relieving medication and assistance to stand. Despite the challenges he has faced, he is exhibiting impressive resilience by consuming nutritious food and water. Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, expressed his appreciation for the collaborative efforts that led to Moti’s rescue.

Remarkable Save: Elephant With Broken Leg Pulled From The Brink Of Death After 17 Days

The writer praises the patriotism shown by various individuals and departments involved in rescuing Moti the elephant, including Shiv Kunal Verma, General VK Singh, and the Forest Department. The cooperation and teamwork exhibited during the successful rescue demonstrate a commitment to protect India’s wildlife and endangered species. Moti’s recovery serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of compassion and collaboration in times of crisis.

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