When they are very young, baby elephants are extremely vulnerable to predators, and must be constantly watched over by their mothers. But when one baby elephant's mother was found inexplicably dead in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya, he was stranded with his older brother. His sibling was old enough to survive, but the baby elephant was left without his mom's much-needed milk.
Luckily, rescuers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) were called. They quickly flew to the spot where the calf was found, while the calf was being transported by local rangers in the back of a pick-up truck to meet the rescuers.