Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The man who tried to rescue an orphaned baby elephant in a four-seater plane

Gary Roberts is a nurse and pilot from the US who works as a missionary in Chad, central Africa.

Raw footage.

YouTube link.

When he came across a herd of elephants that had been killed by poachers in 2013, he attempted to rescue the sole survivor, a baby elephant he named Max, which he then flew home in his small Cessna 172. Sadly, Max later died as a result of the ordeal he had endured.

Video with Mr Roberts narrating the incident.

YouTube link. Alternative BBC News video link.

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