Rescue worker Mana Srivate saved a baby elephant after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing a road in Thailand. Mana gave the baby elephant heart massage in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.
The elephant stood up groggily after about 10 minutes and was taken to another location for treatment. “It’s my instinct to save lives, but I was worried the whole time because I can hear the mother and other elephants calling for the baby,” Mana told Reuters by phone.
“I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online. When the baby elephant started to move, I almost cried,” he said.
Despite having dealt with dozens of road traffic accidents involving humans, Mana said the elephant was the only victim he has successfully revived while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The motorcyclist also received medical care.