Big bull "Tim" is a giant elephant that calls Amboseli National Park home. At more than 40-years old, having lived more years on earth than many of us, he's one of the few remaining tuskers in Africa, with distinct long and uneven tusks, one of which scrapes the ground.
In November 2014, he was attacked with a spear but Tim was lucky. Our DSWT/KWS Mobile Vet Units were called to urgently find and treat him and after a successful operation, he was back on his feet. This intrusion on Tim's life took only 25 minutes; a minuscule period of time in the life of an elephant that has lived 44 years. But a critically important moment of time, for without the emergency veterinary treatment, 45 years could have been the final number for Tim.