Plea For Help
In a harrowing plea for help, the sanctuary took to social media for assistance. They were begging anyone who could help get them IV colloids for the collapsed elephant calf. They posted all over their Facebook page, asking for urgent assistance at the sanctuary. The staff loved Ellie, and they knew all that he had been through. They couldn’t believe he was facing yet another near death experience.
Even though Ellie seemed to make a miraculous recovery due to his newfound friendship with Duma, and his physical health seemed to be improving, the elephant’s previous infection had come back and was spreading all over his body. Ellie was fading quickly, and they didn’t know if he would even make it through the night, let alone make a full recovery.
Unfortunately, little Ellie, only made it a few more days before he tragically passed away. He lived for five months at the animal orphanage. His vets and caretakers were distraught. He was showing such promise and they were all hopeful for his future. They were able to give him a wonderful life in his short time there, though, which was some comfort to them.
The sanctuary announced the devastating news on their Facebook page.“It is with deep sadness and so many tears that we bring the devastating news that Ellie passed away gently, shortly before midnight on Tuesday evening.” The entire community shared their grief.