“It is very disappointing that an elephant was nearly killed by poachers
within a protected nature reserve,” said Dr. Zhang Li IFAW’s Director of China,
“Stronger measures must be taken to tackle wildlife poaching in the nature
reserves to prevent more animals from suffering and death.”
After finding the trapped elephant, members of IFAW’s Asian elephant
protection team anesthetized the calf, freed its leg from the clamp and moved it
to a location where its wounds could treated by medical staff.