South African truckers save abandoned and thirsty baby elephant

A young elephant was discovered by South African truckers on their route to Botswana. A herd left the three-week-old baby elephant behind.

According to the Good Guy Things, the South African truckers, Carlos Santos, Johan Groenewald, and Pieter Roussow, were en way from Johannesburg to Nata, Botswana, when they discovered the newborn elephant.

The truckers encountered the elephant after being forced to stop 100 kilometers from Nata owing to a bridge that had washed away due to severe rains in the region. Nata is a settlement in the northern portion of Botswana’s ‘Central District,’ around 900 kilometers from Johannesburg.

The truckers, who appeared parched, gave the young elephant water and attempted to locate the herd, but were unsuccessful. The tiny guy is said to have been abandoned by his herd.

The drivers then phoned the nearest wildlife refuge before putting the elephant onto the truck and transferring him to the Botswana Elephant Sanctuary once the bridge was repaired.