This baby elephant has been miraculously saved after a man-made injury nearly severed her trunk.Enkesha was found in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya with a snare wrapped tightly around her trunk.
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Luckily she was found just in time and Kenya Wildlife Service Vets were able to remove the snare but found Enkesha’s trunk had been almost completely severed with just a small portion still attached.
With the risk of infection high, intervention was the only way to alleviate her suffering and it was decided that she would need emergency surgery in order to save her trunk.
The man made injury caused her severe pain but, after a three hour operation by vets, her trunk was thankfully reconstructed. Unfortunately, just two days later, Enkesha had dismantled all her sutures but, still able to move her trunk, Vets are confident of her recovery.