Marabini added that a professional hunter would have used a more appropriate bullet. An old scar near Pretty Bone's spine also suggests that he may have been shot at before in the past.
But, she noted, even after all the harm humans had done him, Pretty Boy was remarkably gentle towards the people who helped him.
"I never usually feel totally comfortable getting very close to a wild elephant," she said. "But he literally emanated serenity. There were no aggressive vibes coming from him whatsoever."