Elephant lives with bullet in head

An elephant in Zimbabwe has received medical treatment from a conservation group after being shot in the head by suspected poachers.

The elephant was found by veterinarians from Aware Trust Zimbabwe in Mana Pools National Park.

He is believed to have been living with the bullet in his head for between three and six weeks.

Pretty Boy, as he is nicknamed, is thought to have come into the park after being shot.

A metal detector was used to scan the elephant’s head.Β The team sedated him, took an X-ray and cleaned the wound but judged it safer to leave the bullet in place.

If the shot had hit a few centimetres lower down it would have gone into his brain.

The elephant is believed to be around 25 years old.

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lara
4 years ago

sad

slender man
slender man
4 years ago

wow rats

slender man
slender man
4 years ago

i feal sorry

hunterthehelmet gaming
hunterthehelmet gaming
4 years ago

Ouch

Jacksepyiceye
Jacksepyiceye
4 years ago

Sad SadSadSadSadSadSadSad Sad

stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago

stop it poachers πŸ™ >:(

kittens are adourable
4 years ago

I feel sad for pretty boy but I”m happy he survived

i feel sad
4 years ago

i feel sad πŸ™

Pandagirl
4 years ago

That’s really sad I think poaching should be illegal

bob
bob
4 years ago

That is sad. STOP POACHING! πŸ™

breiana
breiana
4 years ago

I believe that this Elephant can live for a little more. I feel sad about the Elephant.

jahrel
4 years ago

that is really sad hope he feels well

William
William
4 years ago

Finally, a happy story involving elephants!
But still extremely sad…
Yay?

Miss Unicorn Princess
Miss Unicorn Princess
4 years ago

Why do people poach! STOP POACHING!!!

slender man
slender man
4 years ago

WOW THATS SAD for the elephant.

slender man
slender man
4 years ago

thats mean

slender man
slender man
4 years ago

hi william

colepearce
colepearce
4 years ago

Yeah hope he gets a “shot” at continuing to live his life.

Jessica
4 years ago

That’s so sad πŸ™

Imalah
4 years ago

How sad is that

life is a potato
life is a potato
4 years ago

How is he still living?
If it went into his brain, then wouldn’t he drop dead?

e
e
4 years ago

shame

Harsimran
4 years ago

Who ever did it that is mean. They should have been gone to prison

girlyld
girlyld
4 years ago

what a tough Elephant.

girlyld
girlyld
4 years ago

what a tough Elephant

Catbassador
Catbassador
4 years ago

Its not poaching ppl it just said in the article that the elephant somehow wondered into a park and some dude shot it in the head! He wasn’t poaching, he probably didn’t even want to kill or aim for the elephants head. 🐱

maz
maz
4 years ago

mean

Hannah
Hannah
3 years ago

Awwww… So sad!

xlogannitrox
xlogannitrox
3 years ago

so very sad

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