AMBOSELI TRUST FOR ELEPHANTS (Kenya), AAP (Australia)
They say elephants never forget. We humans don't either.
When the Amboseli Trust for Elephants organization in Kenya learned of a baby elephant calf stuck in a 1.5-meter well somewhere on the savannah, there was only one thing to do: Jump in the SUV, hurtle toward the scene and lay it all out there for a happy ending for the worried big momma elephant.
Watch the video to see the organization's worker, Vicki Fishlock, narrate the agonizing moments when two rescue workers try and tie a rope around the slippery elephant calf and pull her out:
So, all is well in the end: the elephant sprints off to rejoin her mother with that Coldplay song playing in the background. Heart-warming knowing that the help of the rescue organization saved the life of a very cute baby elephant.
But this is where the tale turns in how we may see the vulnerable species. Zookeeper Lucy Melo, who played an integral part in rearing the elephant Mr. Shuffles at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
During a routine animal washing demonstration Friday, the two-year-old elephant pinned Melo against a bollard, sending the zookeeper into cardiac arrest for five minutes. She was rushed to hospital where she remained in a critical condition, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
It remains unclear as to why the elephant was aggressive toward Ms Melo.