Baby elephant squeezes into a four-seater plane

Rescue operation in Africa after 100 elephants massacred

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Ever seen a flying elephant? This video shows just that: an orphaned elephant in an aeroplane being flown across Africa.

Gary Roberts, an American nurse and missionary, was called to rescue the young orphan elephant after poachers massacred 100 of the animals between Chad and Cameroon, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The calf, weighing 160kg, is shown here being flown for treatment in the in the passenger compartment of a tiny four-seater plane.

"With an animal that size you can feel its weight shifting in the aircraft" Gary later told BBC News.

Tragically, Max died just a few days after his ordeal as a result of the trauma and the cow's milk he was fed in a village before being rescued.

The footage was captured at the time of the rescue last year, it has only recently surfaced online.


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