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
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sad

slender man
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slender man

wow rats

slender man
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slender man

i feal sorry

hunterthehelmet gaming
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hunterthehelmet gaming

Ouch

Jacksepyiceye
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Jacksepyiceye

Sad SadSadSadSadSadSadSad Sad

stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stop it poachers πŸ™ >:(

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

i feel sad
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i feel sad πŸ™

Pandagirl
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That’s really sad I think poaching should be illegal

bob
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That is sad. STOP POACHING! πŸ™

breiana
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breiana

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

jahrel
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that is really sad hope he feels well

William
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William

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

Miss Unicorn Princess
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Miss Unicorn Princess

Why do people poach! STOP POACHING!!!

slender man
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slender man

WOW THATS SAD for the elephant.

slender man
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slender man

thats mean

slender man
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slender man

hi william

colepearce
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colepearce

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

Jessica
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That’s so sad πŸ™

Imalah
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How sad is that

life is a potato
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life is a potato

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

e
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shame

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

girlyld
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girlyld

what a tough Elephant.

girlyld
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girlyld

what a tough Elephant

Catbassador
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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
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maz

mean

Hannah
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Hannah

Awwww… So sad!

xlogannitrox
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xlogannitrox

so very sad

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