A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base.
Our team left on foot backed up by helicopter.
We anaesthetized the first elephant from the ground.
He continued advancing forward, making his way through the extremely dense vegetation. We lost sight of him for several minutes.
By the time we found him, he had fallen into a swamp.
The vet intervened immediately; he administered the antidote to wake him up, and carried out electric shocks, all in vain.