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At Kasanka National Park in northern Zambia, three young elephant in one herd have been caught in poachers’ snares. The elephant were first spotted earlier this week and since then, Kasanka scouts have been tracking the herd. One young elephant calf is particularly badly injured, with the snare having cut off blood flow to her foot, causing it to swell. She can now no longer walk on the foot and is limping painfully on her knuckle, which has worn down to flesh. If she is not helped in the next few days she will certainly die. The other two elephants are larger, and have leg snares as well. These must be removed quickly before they start to cut into the flesh.

©Francis Garrard

The Kasanka Trust is urgently seeking your assistance to raise funds to fly a vet into the park to save our three injured elephant.  Your donation will help to cover the costs of flying the vet to Kasanka, tranquilliser drugs and antibiotics for each elephant.

It will take up to a week for us to locate, follow, and individually tranquillise each animal, remove the snare and administer treatment.

Donations are desperately sought to help cover the costs of this lifesaving work.

DONATE NOW to help us to save the Kasanka elephant – there is still time, if we act now!

kasakna-elephantsYour donation will be put towards the cost of the elephant rescue at Kasanka National Park

Kasanka National Park

Kasanka National Park is home to some of the finest birding in Africa and the largest mammal migration in the world – 10 million straw coloured fruit bats arrive every October and are hunted by numerous raptors and predatory birds.