The team from Vesswic, FKL rangers, BKSDA, and WCS worked tirelessly doing everything they could to get Daisy to stand, the following day, 28th after some negotiations, the team manage to get an excavator to the site, extreme as it may sound, we needed to get the elephant into a better position said Chief veterinarian Anha lubis. @vesswic “For an elephant laying in its side, puts all kinds on pressures on their internal organs”. The excavator moved closer to the elephant, even with all the noise she didn’t budge, it was really our last chance to try to improve the situation. After digging a trench, the digger, pushes her into a standing position, this allowed the blood to flow into her legs properly, but unfortunately every time we got her into an upright position she fell back into the same position, on the same side.
At this stage I question the teams motives, are we just prolonging her imminent death. Does she just want to die in peace?
My camera, is the only thing, between me and Daisy, I lock the focus, then suddenly I’m overwhelmed with sadness, as I see her left front leg, the snare wound, is deep, maybe a third of the way though her foot, the pain from this alone must be overbearing. The JCB, pushing her, these machines, represent so much destruction to me, clearing so much forest on a daily basis. Just over the hill, behind her, 1000’s of hectares of palm oil plantations. The Leuser Ecosystem is in retreat! Tropical lowland forest are still being cleared.. She stands for one last time, then slowly slipping back to her original position. Then sometime this morning she passed away, in peace. Please keep sending funds as we have so much more to do, with 3 more elephant, patrol teams needed desperately. Link in my bio. “I will not forget” @wildlifeasia @racingextinction @istandwithmypack @bksdaaceh @haka_sumatra @rainforestactionnetwork @leonardodicaprio @leonardodicapriofdn #lovetheleuser #cutconflictpalmoil #forgottenelephants