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Category: Elephant

Dr. Joao treats an Elephant with a suspected snare

The STS Team in Mozambique collaborated with Peace Parks Foundation and The Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação to treat an Injured Elephant in the remote Zinave National Park {ZNP}.

Zinave National Park is located in Mozambique. It is a protected area of over 400,000 hectares. This makes it a particularly suitable habitat for Elephants, due to the long ranging nature of the species.

The anti-poaching rangers of ZNP in Mozambique reported an Elephant with what seemed to be a snare injury. STS vets immediately flew to ZNP and immobilised the giant pachyderm (meaning a large mammal with thick skin). Fortunately no snare is evident on the Elephant. The limp was in fact due to a deep cut in the pad on the right back foot. Our team were relived to find no sign of poachers in the area.

The Elephants wound was cleaned and treated and we expect a full recovery.

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Why are Elephants important?

Elephants are keystone species, meaning they play a critical role in shaping their habitats and altering ecosystems. The Savanna Elephant is the largest species of Elephant and the largest land mammal. They are vital in the maintenance of the ecosystems they live in. For example, they help to reduce tree densities by trampling samplings and knocking trees over. This helps to keep Savannahs open, which allows other species to thrive.

Check out our Education pages to learn more about Elephants and other African species.

This means it is vital that we treat and save every Elephant we are called to help. We can only do this with your support.

How can I help to save the Elephant?

You can help save the Elephant by supporting the work we do. Please consider donating to become either a one off or monthly donor. Everything you give goes directly towards helping Africas vulnerable wildlife such as the Elephant.

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