Some playtime with its herd could have turned into a nightmare for a helpless tiny antelope at a Guatemala zoo.
The horned animal have accidentally fallen into the water and struggled to find its way out. Fortunately, the antelope got a second chance thanks to the sharp-eyed elephant who alerted the keepers soon as she realized her little friend is danger. A brave zookeeper heard the elephant’s cries for help and saved the day. The dramatic moment was caught on video by a visitor!
While visiting the Zoológico La Aurora in Guatemala, Maria Diaz witnessed a scene she won’t forget too soon. A group of antelopes were running around into the elephants’ enclosure, when one of them fell into a pond and was at risk of drowning. But thankfully, the 60-year-old elephant named Trompita was on watch and she saved the day in an incredible fashion.
“Today I was lucky to witness something very beautiful, an elephant seemed desperate to warn that an antelope was drowning, in the end it was rescued by a brave worker,” the woman wrote on Facebook.
The distressed elephant was desperately crying for help, and she even tried to lift the helpless animal with her trunk, but unsuccessfully, though. Fortunately, a zookeeper heard the elephant’s desperate calls for help and he rushed to see what happened. The brave man, named Romeo López, eventually managed to pull the antelope out of water.
“I saw that an antelope in the water was really scared, fighting for its life and an elephant trying to help him,” Maria Diaz explained to the Storyful. “In the end, it was rescued by a brave worker and I was really impressed and happy.”
Trompita who’s at the Aurora Zoo for over 14 years, became very affectionate with the antelopes as they share the same enclosure.
You can watch the dramatic moment below!