Abandoned by her herd, a 3 week old baby elephant was found just in time by South African truckers on their way to Botswana.


The baby Elephant was found by Carlos Santos, Johan Groenewald and Pieter Roussow while en route to Nata in Botswana.

Nata is a village located in the northern part of the ‘Central District of Botswana’, around 900km from Johannesburg.

The truckers from ‘Afriag South Africa’ were on their way to deliver cargo when they were forced to stop around 100km away from their destination, where a bridge had washed away due to the heavy rains.

The little elephant saw the truckers and popped out of the bushes, seeking help.

The truckers cautiously approach the little baby but quickly realized that she needed hydration and care.

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They gave the little one water and spent time searching for the herd but unfortunately found nothing in the area and made a call to contact the nearest animal sanctuary.

Once the bridge was fixed, the drivers loaded their new passenger in the truck and made their way to the Botswana Elephant Sanctuary to deliver the precious cargo.

Watch the moment below when they found the baby Elephant:

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