Elephant with broken leg

Elephant Bull with broken leg update

Dr. Johan recently went to check up on Mr. F, a magnificent African Elephant bull we have been treating on a reserve in South Africa.  

We first treated Mr. F after he fell in a ditch in the bush and broke his leg back in 2018. 

The gentle giant was struggling to walk properly and was clearly in a lot of pain. So, a cast was applied to the broken leg to help heal the break. Healing has been slow due to the massive weight of the patient and the fact that we cannot stop him putting weight on the limb. 

But with perseverance from the reserve staff, the local Veterinarian and STS, we are happy to report that he is doing very well! His injured leg appears to be healed and not effecting the Elephant bull from leading a normal life.

We will continue to inform you of any updates with Mr F. as our team and the local veterinarians watch over him in the future.

Elephant with broken leg
The Elephant Bull, Mr F, shows massive improvements since his injury in 2018

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