Rescuers Spot A Herd Of Zebras In A Field. When They Get Closer They Realize One Of Them Needs Their Help

September 27, 2017

It is safe to say that when you dedicate your life to the rescue of animals, every day brings a new surprise. For rescue rangers at the KaiNav Conservation, a surprise comes one afternoon when they receive a call about a male zebra in apparent distress. Without missing a beat, the team sets out to find the zebra in question, and it does not take long for them to find an entire herd.

The rescuers stop their vehicles a fair distance from the zebra herd, so as not to frighten them. After a bit of observation, the team spots the male zebra for which they were searching. The animal has a poacher's snare digging deep into its neck. The team uses a tranquilizer dart to sedate the zebra, and they put their rescue plan into motion.

The rescue team covers the zebra's eyes with a cloth to keep him calm and elevates his head to make sure his airway remains open. They work quickly, and soon they have the snare snipped in two and off of the zebra's neck. The team puts antibiotic ointment on the wound and waits for the animal to awaken. Soon after, the zebra comes to and is able to rejoin his family, free from the snare and forever grateful to his rescuers! Watch the video, below, to see the entire rescue!

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