Two Elephants Get Stuck in the Mud

As East Africa continues to struggle with drought, the decline in supply can sometimes have unexpected effects on animals.

Due to the low water level of a dam near the Tanzanian border, two elephants got stranded in the mud in Kenya last week.

Elephants rescued from mud by drought

The Elephants are entering the drainage dams in search of water, according to a statement released Sunday by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

After a slip, you find yourself in a peril situation after being caught in the mud forever, according to The Africa Times.

The elephants have fallen and can no longer keep up with what wildlife experts describe as an all-too-common situation. Without help, it becomes a pass away trap, they continued.

Fortunately, Wildlife Works, a conservation organization operating in Kenya, received a video of the two elephants after their sighting.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was called in for air support with its helicopter and the Kenya Wildlife Service was sent in for investigation.

As soon as the rescuers were able to dig in the mud and put strips under an elephant considered to be a teenager, she was removed.

After being freed from a car, she was able to stand on her own.

The second elephant, perhaps eight years old, was even more difficult to free, but after being pulled out of the mud, he ran into the woods.

These situations will be repeated if the drought continues, according to the Kenya-based foundation.

This time, they added, the team was back at work just days after a similar incident in August, rescuing a very precious couple from the same muddy trap.

Impact of natural disasters on animals

Wildlife is particularly browbeat during natural disasters.

According to animal ethics, the devastating effects can be caused by temblors, storms, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and forest fires.

All this leads to health problems for marine animals and changes the water circulation, which also affects the water temperature and the availability of nutrients.

In addition to humans, natural disasters often cause damage to non-human creatures. For wild animals, even strange natural phenomena that seem harmless to humans can have catastrophic effects.

The chances of survival of non-human animals during a natural disaster depend on various circumstances, such as their adaptations, the stage of life in which they are, whether it is the breeding season in which they migrate or have other escape possibilities and the habitat in which they inhabit.

Her body condition or her ability to take care of herself are other problems with which she can juggle.

Creatures with keen vision, hearing or other senses, as well as birds that can fly and larger animals that can run fast, are more likely to flee.

Small animals are more likely to drown, have their burrows overflow by heavy rains or overflow, or be crushed or burned when they are locked up and unable to escape.

Animals can be uprooted because they have moved to safer areas or because strong winds or overflow have washed them away.

In a small area, displaced animals are at risk of suffering serious epidemics and parasitic infestations.

Due to food shortages, malnutrition and hunger are also becoming significant browbeat. If the animals do not have access to adequate shelter, they may also suffer from exposure to the sun, cold or wind.

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