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WATCH: Elephant ‘swat team’ rescues calf after rushing river sweeps it away

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NANYUKI TOWN, Kenya – What mom wouldn’t do everything in her power to save her baby from drowning?

That’s true in the animal kingdom as well and there’s new video to prove it.

The video, posted by Kenyan safari camp and tour group Kicheche Laikipa, captures a herd of elephants crossing the rain swollen Ewaso Nyiro River in the Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy during a recent visit.

Midway through the herd a six month old calf who is suddenly washed away by the current.

“Thankfully mum and her emergency swat team enacted a remarkable rescue,” reads the post on YouTube where the video was uploaded.  “They say elephants can remember, well this little calf will remember this advanced swimming lesson for the rest of its life.”


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