Thailand’s Mana Srivate has done scores of resuscitation efforts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but none on an elephant. Until now, that is.
Mana was summoned while on leave on a road trip late on Sunday when a young elephant was in.ju.red by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a herd of wild pachyderms in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.
Someone captured his attempt to save the animal. Mana is seen performing two-handed compressions to the tiny elephant laying on its side in the video, which went viral in the nation on Monday, as colleagues a few meters away treat a bewildered and injured motorbike rider on the ground.
After approximately 10 minutes, the young elephant got up and was transported to another site for treatment.
It was then returned to the ac.ci.dent site in the hopes of being reunited with its mother.
When the mother elephant heard her youngster crying out, the elephants quickly returned, according to Mana.
Despite having dealt with scores of human-caused road traffic incidents, the guy stated that this young elephant was the first victim he had managed to resuscitate while doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R).