On a Sunday night in December 2020, a baby elephant was struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in Thailand. Mana Srivate, a rescue worker who was on an off-duty road trip, gave two-handed compressions to the elephant lying on its side in the middle of a dark road. The man had performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his career, but this was the first time he performed it on an elephant. The elephant stood up after 10 minutes and was taken to another site for treatment, before returning to the accident site. He was then reunited with his mother and the herd.
"It's my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I could hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby. I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online.
When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried," Mana told Reuters by phone.
Both the elephant and the rider are safe.
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