Despite a serious wound to his left shoulder, an African elephant made his lumbering way to the Bumi Hills Foundation in Zimbabwe on May 28, 2016. Staff at the wildlife conservation foundation were understandably shocked to have this incredibly large male, or bull, elephant arrive at their doorstep as a walk-in patient arrive at their doorstep. But, still, they got to work.
Of course, usually when animals are hurt, they try to manage the pain on their own, and the last thing that they would do is leave their local water source. However, for some reason, this elephant – who was later nicknamed Ben – wondered out of the bush to a region more popular with mother elephants and their calves.
And, whether through luck or sheer instinct, Ben happened to stumble upon the Bumi Hills Foundation. It is unknown whether this was a coincidence, or if the intelligent creature knew his best chance for survival was with the humans at the foundation.