Hunters set snare traps with aims to kill smaller wild animals than elephants, which can decimate animal populations at an unsustainable rate, according to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). Just 1,000 of these snares can capture 18,250 animals in a year - even elephants, whose population is already plummeting because of the ivory trade.
People voiced their reactions online to this particular elephant's brush with a snare trap. "Humans the only species to demonstrate such 'inhumanity', we should be ashamed," one Facebook commenter wrote.
"So Thankful there are people like you with such BIG Hearts & KNOWLEDGE to go in & take Care of these injured animals after Man has HURT THEM," another added.
We echo that. Learn how you can help the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust here.
Read about another amazing elephant rescue here.