Rangers to the rescue in Addo Elephant Park

When a baby elephant got trapped in Addo's Gwarrie Pan, SANParks rangers intervened to help the tiny calf. One Wild Card member captured it all on camera – and we've shared his dramatic sequence. Photos and story by Corney Coetzee.


"While visiting the Gwarrie Pan drinking hole in Addo Elephant National Park, a baby ellie fell into the water and was unable to climb back out. The herd attempted to get the baby out by wetting the side of the dam and trying to crumble the edge of the rock-hard mud embankment.



"Park rangers came to help, initially planning to bring in a back hoe to break down the mud wall so the baby could climb out of the water. The adult elephants, however, became agitated at the sight of the large equipment. They pushed the baby further away and guarded it from the banks of the dam.







"It was time for Plan B: a group of rangers hopped into their bakkie and began to clear the area of the adult elephants, making loud sounds to get the animals moving. When the elephants were finally far enough away for the rangers to commence their rescue mission safely, two jumped from the back of the vehicle and raced towards the struggling baby.



"Haste was crucial. Jumping in the water, the rangers used their strength to cradle the baby and push it up towards dry land. More SANParks staff joined to assist from the sides and help the small (but nevertheless heavy) elephant.







"After a considerable effort, the rangers were successful. Satisfied that the baby was out of harm’s way, they ran back to their bakkie so that the adult elephants could reunite with the youngster. But the now-energetic baby had other plans, chasing after its rescuers.



"Since mother and child could no longer see each other amidst the bushes on the banks of the dam, rangers began devising a plan to reunite the family. They loaded the baby onto the bakkie and drove it closer to its protective and worried mother.









"When they let the baby off the bakkie, it once again tried to run back to its human rescuers. This time, however, the mother could see her child and quickly intervened to stop the wayward babe.



"After a three-hour ordeal, the family had been safely reunited, thanks to the bravery and dedication of SANParks rangers in Addo – and so, they set off to rejoin their herd."



Please note: visitors are cautioned not to approach elephants or make loud noises. If you see an animal in distress, notify park management.

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Denise de Wet says:Well Done, Addo Rangers!!
Posted on: August 29, 2014, 2:14 PM
 
Helen says:Well done Rangers - absolutely amazing
Posted on: September 3, 2014, 7:25 PM
 
ferdie nortje says:Pragtige foto's Corney . Uitstekende gebeure om af te neem . Hou die kamera reg , het vir ons goeie birding spot gekry as jy weer kom kuier !
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 10:03 AM
 
Alistair Fulton. says:Remarkable bravery & caring from the human race. Really great that we still have people who care in our world. Well done to the team.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:51 AM
 
Michelle says:Amazing story!!! Well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:52 AM
 
Frik says:Well done rangers, but unfortunately, we have seen this at many of the waterholes in Addo, where the young elephants struggle to get out of the waterholes.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:53 AM
 
Jenny says:Amazing footage and well done to park management. Thank you for your hard work. So happy to see this.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:53 AM
 
Cecile Caroto says:Well done Rangers. Its good to know your guys been there when they were in trouble.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:54 AM
 
Jenny Vosloo says:Awesome!!!!!! Lump in the throat.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:55 AM
 
Herschel says:Fantastic!! well done the gr8 rangers at SANPARKS
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:56 AM
 
Elvira Harris says:Fantastic pictures, what a heart warming story. Well done to the Rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:56 AM
 
Stephen says:Excellent stuff. Well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:57 AM
 
Jim Read says:Fantastic guys. You earn a medal for doing it
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:57 AM
 
Sharon Kock says:A job well done - thanks to the dedicated SanParks Rangers at the Addo Elephant Park who put their own lives at risk to save an "Ellie" Babe - your hard work doesn't go un-noticed... thank you sooo much!!! :)
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:57 AM
 
Your Name Here says:CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COMMITMENT TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE BABY ELEPHANT. WONDER WHAT THE MOM THINKS OF YOU ALL NOW. YOU CAN NOW BE CALLED THE ELEPHANT ANGELS.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:58 AM
 
Marc says:Well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:59 AM
 
Tom c Trollip says:Fantastic well done this really makes my heart so very happy.....MEN not destroying with Greed on there minds that we see so much of CONGRATULATIONS one and all in this rescue
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Gillian Menzies says:Amazing rescue, well done to the people who work for Sanparks.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Wendy-Ann Chick says:Brilliant!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Glynis O'Hara says:Sometimes you have to love humanity. I just wish we could shift the attitudes of Asians to animals. Africa's most beautiful creatures are severely threatened and there seems to be next to no political will to solve the problem.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
rentia smit says:Well done guys !!!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done Rangers. Addo is a magnificent National Park and the staff excellent. The elephant is very tiny, delighted it's ok now.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Hannetjie de Villiers says:Fantastiese werk SanParke!! Hou so aan!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Birgith Sloth says:Fantastic, prompt and brave, what a great effort to save the baby elephant and bring it safely back to its family.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:02 PM
 
Lettie says:Awesome, got tears!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:02 PM
 
ANNA HUGHES says:dankie dankie dankie wat meer kan ons sê
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:02 PM
 
Mike & Viv Wood says:Fantastic to see the rescue, well done to the Ranges.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:02 PM
 
Ailsa Dalton says:Well done to all concerned!! A heart warming story.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:03 PM
 
Maryna Porter says:Fantastic!!! Thanks guys for saving the precious little one. We try and visit Addo monthly, and always enjoy the Elephants. My husband and I often discuss the possibility of a baby getting into trouble, and we wondered what to do in such a situation - now we know that the park has devoted, commited ranchers that can help - you are truly our heroes!!! Thanks, they are very special to us. Kind Regards, Willy and Maryna Porter, Jeffreysbay
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:03 PM
 
Your Name Here says:So proud of our Addo Rangers! Well done guys!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:04 PM
 
Johnny says:Awesome Rangers. Love a happy ending.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:04 PM
 
Colin Hancox says:What a place, what people, Addo is very special, well done guys, looking forward to our next visit.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:06 PM
 
Don says:Awsome guys, and girls, by the look of it - well done, but Gwarrie Pan has steep sides all around if I remember correctly. Lets correct it before there is a fatality!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:07 PM
 
Dee Roelofsz says:Amazing photo sequence & story. Fantastic work by all the rangers involved. Love Addo!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:07 PM
 
Wicher Brand says:komen hier ongeveer 2x per jaar vanuit Nederland op bezoek en kennen de plaats maar dit nog nooit gezien wel veel olifanten.Heel goed gedaan door ADDO park mensen
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:08 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Bravo Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:08 PM
 
Noleen van Speyk says:Amazing, Well done Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:08 PM
 
Dries says:10 / 10 !!!!!!!! Welgedaan
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:09 PM
 
Keith Mc Farlane says:Amazing dedication and bravery well done guys. I know we shouldn't interfere too much, but perhaps the edges of the water holes could be re-shaped a little to avoid this happening.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:09 PM
 
Aussie Rob says:Bloody nice work fellas
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:10 PM
 
Didri Spingies says:Awesome! Well done guys!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:12 PM
 
Delicia Haseloff says:Amazing rescue!! Well done to the rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:12 PM
 
Giorgio Pagan says:Well done to those "very brave" Rangers of San parks. It's quite unbelievable the courage and dedication shown in the pics. I'll be sending this to all my friends and business partners in Europe and America. Really great.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:14 PM
 
Pieter Blignaut says:What a rescue!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:14 PM
 
Esmé Noche says:Amazing pictures - rangers acting instinctively to save the baby ellie. Well done all the team. That's why Addo is so so special. Love going there.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:16 PM
 
Louise Yates says:Good work rangers, well done
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:17 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Tears in my eyes, such a feel good story. Carry on the amazing work Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:17 PM
 
Howard Palmer says:Fantastic sequence and true dedication. well done rangers. thank you
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:17 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done Rangers...the baby is soooo "ougat"....was there in July for the first time and loved it!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:17 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done guys! Heard of a baby elephant rescued years ago in the Savuti Channel in Botswana. Quite a dramatic rescue, but when Mum and the herd wandered off, a rope was used to pull the little one out of the mud. A herd of buffalo was nearby. The baby joined the buffalo, and remained as a lone elephant in this buffalo herd.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:18 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Awesome job! It's stories like this that make me wish I was a game ranger!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:20 PM
 
Sara McMath says:We have seen this before at the waterhole and were amazed to see how the elephants rallied to get the baby out. I must say that at our lest visit to Addo the rangers and staff were the BEST we have ever seen!!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:20 PM
 
Pippa says:What a beautiful story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Jessie Naidoo says:Amazing bravery. Our animals need more people like you. Thank you so much for helping the little one. He is so gorgeous. Huge THANK YOU to you guys.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Dolf Geyser says:Splendid job guys . Keep it up
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Jill Rochat says:What a beautiful rescue story and the saying goes all's well that ends well with baby been reunited with its mother. Well done to the Park Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Dolf Geyser says:Splendid job guys . Keep it up
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:21 PM
 
Meredith Scottney-TURBILL says:Thank you on behalf of Ellie, Ellie's Mother, the herd, the people of Australia and all those who cannot be there to defend the lives of these beautiful creatures. Your 'on the ground' staff are daily heroes who we entrust with care of our future. Meredith&Jim, Adelaide
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:22 PM
 
Monika Evans says:That is so nice to see. Lovely to have a good news story for a change. Well done to all concerned. LOVE ELLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:22 PM
 
Jenny Milne says:Well done to those fantastic Rangers. Lovely to see the photos and a successful, happy ending.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:23 PM
 
Jen Harvey Butcher says:What a wonderful story - Conservationists take note!! - we should intervene!! - leaving animals to suffer in the name so called 'let nature to take its course' is cruel and inhumane - National Parks well done!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:23 PM
 
Barbie Harris - Oxford says:We can't wait to visit your beautiful park again in November. Tears are being shed in happiness at your caring rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:24 PM
 
Myriam Smits says:Really wonderful that you share this with us. Well done, so glad to be a member!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:26 PM
 
dorette says:The mothers face in the second last photo says it all "Thank you" Well done to all the Rangers we salute you for all you do for our beautiful wildlife.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:26 PM
 
Malan says:Goeie werk manne. Dit sit sommer 'n smile op my gesig vir die res van die week :-)
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:26 PM
 
Marius Kritzinger says:We have seen exactly the same last year when we visited Addo. Fortunately the mother managed to get her baby out by lifting it out by grabbing his tail with her trunk. This rescue effort lasted for more than an hour, Fortunately the intervening of human rescuers was not needed. Well done to the rangers of Addo with this rescue exercise - now we all know why they have become rangers - for their love and commitment towards wildlife!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:26 PM
 
Roy E Brand says:A Fantastic effort by all concerned. Well done and am proud to see the assistance and involvement of the Parks Personnel. Thank you so much.....
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:27 PM
 
Your Name Here says:What a wonderful story. Three cheers to the Addo staff. Thanks for sharing Corney Coetzee
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:27 PM
 
Your Name Here says:you guys are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:27 PM
 
john Blakmore says:Hope the officials used the back hoe to construct a ramp or launch slope in order to obviate any further situations.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:28 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Ann Morrow morrocs@iafrica.com
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:29 PM
 
Gill Dickie says:Thanks for sharing this with us it's amazing and brought tears to my eyes I love Addo and am a frequent visitor and it's secens like these that make Addo truly memorable
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:29 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Oh wow! lovely pics thanks for shairng the story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:29 PM
 
Thea says:Ag dis so mooi!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:29 PM
 
Your Name Here says:This just makes my day. We'll done to all those dedicated guys& gals out there doing it for our precious wild life
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:31 PM
 
Gert says:Well done. You must be very proud.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:31 PM
 
Kathleen Vivier says:This is so amazing and the bravery off the SANPARKS employees and Rangers is commended. Well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:32 PM
 
Mercia Lewis says:What a fantastic story! Thank you to the dedicated Sanparks staff for their efforts. We love Addo and visit regularly.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:33 PM
 
Mercia Lewis says:What a fantastic story! Thank you to the dedicated Sanparks staff for their efforts. We love Addo and visit regularly.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:34 PM
 
Ronel Cook says:Heart warming!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:34 PM
 
Malcolm says:Well done everyone - it refreshes my soul to see such action.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:34 PM
 
Colleen says:I have tears reading this happy and wonderful story. Well done. Sometimes it is up to us as human beings to intervene and help where we are able to make a difference. Perhaps it would assist if a ton of rocks are dropped around the water holes so that this will not happen again?
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:36 PM
 
Marie says:OH WELL DONE - you guys are really very brave! I was nearly in tears! Thanks so much!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:37 PM
 
wimpie v schalkwyk says:Kan jy glo dit maak 'n mens skoon bewoë
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:38 PM
 
Gillian Maskell says:Lovely well done guys this is what I love to see. Proud of you
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:38 PM
 
Sherrill says:My favourite Park with A-list rangers too! Lucky baby - great effort!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:40 PM
 
NEILL CARROLL says:Well done Addo. This is a great park and we are so very proud of all those who helped. A JOB WEEL DONE. Thats why we belong to the group:ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK:HOME OF THE "BIG7", and we proud of it
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:41 PM
 
Your Name Here says:AWESOME!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:41 PM
 
Your Name Here says:In about 2 weeks we will visit Addo. Our compliments to the rangers, well done!!!! Look forward to seeing you. Greetings from the Netherlanmds, Katinka & Rens Brandenburg.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:41 PM
 
Marié Voigt says:A happy ending...this makes my day!!! Well done to the Addo Rangers!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:42 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Contrats on a job (rescue) well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:42 PM
 
Bobby Evans says:That was fantastic... some very brave fellows!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:42 PM
 
Helga Krietsch says:Congrats, well done!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:43 PM
 
Cornelis Grobler says:Dit wil voorkom asof diere groter geneentheid vir hulle kleintjies openbaar as wat oor die algemeen waargeneem word in hierdie tegnologiese wereld! Hoe jammer tog! 1 Tim 3 v3 "sonder natuurlike geneentheid"
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:44 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Great story. well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:45 PM
 
Paulo Mamede says:Great story and pics. Well done rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:46 PM
 
Herman says:Mooi so, manne! Uitstekend! Is dit nou rasisme of regstellende aksie wat tot gevolg het slegs wit beamptes in die water gaan?
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:47 PM
 
Terry Waite says:Well done all involved. Great scoop Corney Coetzee.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:47 PM
 
Maretha Barnard says:BRAVO!!!! Dankie!! Sit met trane in my oë!!!.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:48 PM
 
Benita Bartlett says:Fantastic, well done Rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:50 PM
 
Elmere Davidson says:What a wonderful experiance to witness such an event
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:50 PM
 
Chris Jansen says:SKITTEREND!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:53 PM
 
Karin says:Daar word altyd gese mens moenie met die natuur inmeng nie. Maar ek se welgedaan!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:54 PM
 
Duncan Gohl says:Wonderful guys !!!! Well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:57 PM
 
Rose Stonehouse says:Well done Ranger team what will we do without you guys.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:58 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Give these men a Bells !
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:59 PM
 
Barbara says:Fantastic work !! This was such a BABY ellie ... Pity there is not FB link; the world should see this !!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 12:59 PM
 
Leigh says:Give these men a Bells !
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:00 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Made my day! Well done rangers and great photos
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:00 PM
 
Mel says:What a truly amazing bunch of guys these rangers are! Well done to all .... The Ellies seemed to sense they were there to rescue little Junior and gave the Rangers their 'space' in order to complete the mission! Such special animals they are.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:01 PM
 
Ellie Wright says:Well all you guys for saving the baby ellie and NOT letting nature take it's course this time. Ellie Wright
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:02 PM
 
Ray Kiveris says:Remarkable rescue by the Rangers. Thanks for showing us a happy ending with great photography.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:02 PM
 
Jenny says:Heart warming! Well done and thank you for posting the photos.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:03 PM
 
Cheryl says:Awesome stuff! Thank you Addo Rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:05 PM
 
Jean Gates says:Fantastic, what incredible guys
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:05 PM
 
Jenni Pestana says:That was a wonderful thing to see - what an experience. Thanks to all the rangers as well as the member who submitted the photo story
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:08 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Wonderful to read this story of human kindness. Wonderful work done by SANpark rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:12 PM
 
chrisman standerYour Name Here says:Thank you for a really brave, crucial rescue! One shouldn't normally interfere in nature, but, in this case it was necessary -- so, well done!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:14 PM
 
Sheila Kahn says:I think it is absolutely wonderful to see that the rangers cared so much and that they could rescue the baby. So pleased that mommy came back to reunite with her baby.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:15 PM
 
Richard White says:I would say let nature take its course, but then I see it and say ''Save the baby, save the baby'' Awesome job rangers, cant wait to visit Addo again
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:16 PM
 
Bernard Heritage says:Fantastic too see the rangers getting involved with such a spectacular rescue under dangerous circumstances, nice to know we still have people who care enough to get their hands dirty.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:16 PM
 
Lina Tranchina says:Thanks to the brave Parks officials
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:21 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Annie Lawson
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:22 PM
 
James Shelley says:Awesome, chaps. A real expression of your obvious love for nature and it's animals which we sometimes take for granted. Great job and thanks.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:22 PM
 
rex lowe says:WHAT AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN ELEPHANT. iF ELEPHANTS DO HAVE LONG MEMORIES, LETS HOPE THE LITTLE ONE DOES'NT HAVE A PARANOID FIXATION ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE WITH WATER IN ITS FUTURE LIFE.......AND REMEMBERS THE RANGERS WHO RESCUED HIM. LOVELY STORY THANKS GUYS.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:22 PM
 
Annie Lawson says:Kudos to all those involved.....
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:25 PM
 
Dr Peters says:Absolutely brilliant efforts!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:26 PM
 
BILLY HEFER says:THAT WAS MAGIC
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:26 PM
 
Jaap Nieman says:Well done. Your work may sometimes go unnoticed, but here is prove and I am sure it felt good.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:30 PM
 
Jeff says:very brave !
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:30 PM
 
Hugh says:Sitting here smiling. Well done MANNE
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:31 PM
 
Stu says:Absolutely wonderful! Well done chaps...
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:32 PM
 
A H Bishop says:Dit is nou regtig uitstekende werk , en die veldwagters basies hul eie lewe op die spel plaas om die klein olifantjie te red . Ons is trots op die veldwagters
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:33 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic story. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos and happy ending. Great work by all dedicated rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:33 PM
 
Dr Hennie Zwarts says:Fantastic
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:34 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Wonderful brilliant action by the rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:35 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Thea Auret: Goed gedoen! Dit laat eintlik 'n knop in my keel!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:35 PM
 
Charlotte Kieser says:Ek se elke dag dankie vir die Here dat hy mense soos julle vir ons en ons diere gegee het. Julle is dierbaar en dankie dat julle so vir die kleingoed omgee
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:37 PM
 
Jannie Louw says:Well done rangers. I am sure this makes your job even more worth the while. It's great knowing we have dedicated people like you guys.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:39 PM
 
Dalena says:Pragtig!!! Ons het saam met die klein olifantjie groot waardering vir julle welgedane werk.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:40 PM
 
MJ says:I love that!!! Thanks to you for caring for these beautiful beings:-) with such compassion and skill. Makes me smile to hear of such a heartwarming interaction with our beloved elephants. Again thanks to you, All!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:42 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done guys...my hero's of the week
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:49 PM
 
Brenda Stubbs says:You guys are awesome - well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:55 PM
 
Cois says:A photo says more than a thousand words, so I have only one word AMAZING!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:56 PM
 
Your Name Here says:what a wonderful story
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:57 PM
 
Neil Bridges says:Well done guys, a very brave rescue! Perhaps use the TLB to trim the edges of the waterholes to make them more "baby ele friendly"
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 1:58 PM
 
Karin Nelson says:Awesome! Well done Rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:06 PM
 
Anne Howe says:What a wonderful story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:07 PM
 
Salomi says:What a wonderful story - and images!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:18 PM
 
Donald Francis Jackson says:What an honour and a pleasure to view something like this. My congratulations to the rangers and thank God that they were in the vicinity to effect this rescue.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:20 PM
 
Your Name Here says: Well done to all the Rangers involved - what a good news story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:21 PM
 
Stephanie McDonald says: Well done to all the Rangers involved - what a good news story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:21 PM
 
Corinne Ossendryver says:Amazing courage and dedication shown by the rangers. I am so moved by the story, and happy that it all ended happily! Well Done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:22 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Rosemary McCartan
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:23 PM
 
Christl Steindl says:What an experience, great series of photos.Well done Addo Rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:24 PM
 
Alison Burden says:Amazing rescue. Well done everyone...
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:28 PM
 
Your Name Here says:What amazing footage. WELL DONE to the rescuers. Another life saved.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:30 PM
 
Your Name Here says:What a wonderful effort by the dedicated rangers. Thank you so much. Just came back from Addo had a wonderful time. Well Done !!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:34 PM
 
Debbie says:Beautiful story in pictures and well done Addo rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:34 PM
 
Christa Blom says:Dankie Corney dat jy die fantastiese storie met lesers gedeel het aan die Addo veldwagters mooi so manne julle is Tops.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:39 PM
 
Wendy says:What a truly heart-warming story in what is becoming more and more a hard and difficult world to live in. There ARE people with caring hearts though. Bless you, all you wonderful Addo rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:40 PM
 
Wendy says:Thank you for being such very caring people. It is a heart-warming story in a world which is becoming more and more hard and difficult and selfish. Bless you all you wonderful, caring Addo rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:42 PM
 
Jenny says:You just made my day!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:44 PM
 
Johan Mocke says:Mooi storie! Dankie
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:45 PM
 
Miranda says:Well done guys. Just been to Addo, so it's all very fresh. Lovely story and pics.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:45 PM
 
Ylandre says:My hart bars van trots op julle - julle outjies is great dankie!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:46 PM
 
audrey says:well done guys!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:49 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Super awesome well done!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:51 PM
 
John Cooper says:Fabulous work and amazing sequences. Well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:54 PM
 
John Stoltz says:Amazing what people's love for nature can inspire them to do. Well done guys!! Hope to bump into some of you next time we are there!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 2:56 PM
 
Pat Boyall says:Absolutely awesome stuff!!! A huge thanks to all our wild life protectors/rangers on a good job.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:02 PM
 
Ileen Andrews says:THANKS YOU ARE ALL STARS. AWESOME TEAM WORK
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:03 PM
 
Lynne Pearson says:You rangers are awesome, congratulations Addo is the best.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:03 PM
 
Vee Dench says:Awesome!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:04 PM
 
Maureen Lawrence says:A great story - well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:05 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Its wonderful seeing guardian Angels at work Bless them and keep them safe. We are trully grateful for your dedication to those who can't talk.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:18 PM
 
Michelle Wright says:Absolutely beautiful xxx
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:18 PM
 
Lynette says:What a wonderful story of committed rangers saving a baby ellie from certain death! Well done! Reading through all the comments, it seems this is not an isolated incident, could the rangers not do something to avoid the same thing happening again? It would be such a tragedy if one of the babies drowned because it couldn't get out of the water and the herd didn't manage to bring it onto the bank ...
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:18 PM
 
Pat Camp says:Fantastic work by the amazing SAN Parks Rangers. Always great to hear good news and that the elephants are being looked after so well. We are looking forward to seeing all the wildlife again when we stay in Addo Elephant Park again 21&22 February 2015. England UK visitor
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:20 PM
 
Jacques Hurter says:Thanks guys, you saved his/her life! That's great and well done. Most brave!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:21 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Great work guys
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:23 PM
 
Kim says:Wonderful thank you for caring and well done Addo Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:23 PM
 
Lynette says:What a wonderful story of committed rangers saving a baby ellie from certain death! Well done! Reading through all the comments, it seems this is not an isolated incident, could the rangers not do something to avoid the same thing happening again? It would be such a tragedy if one of the babies drowned because it couldn't get out of the water and the herd didn't manage to bring it onto the bank ...
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:24 PM
 
Edward says:Very well done Corney you and the RANGERS did a good deed indeed, keep up the good spirit!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:24 PM
 
Bev says:A truly touching story. If an elephant never forgets, isn't wonderful that this will be in its memory. Well done.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:25 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well Done!!!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:26 PM
 
Joan says:Well done true heroes
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:26 PM
 
Shirley And Fred Keywood says:Our All Time favorite place, can't wait for next visit hopefully in March . Well done rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:26 PM
 
David Knott says:Well done Rangers - good thing you don't have hippo and croc in Addo - might have made it a tad more tricky !!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:28 PM
 
Piet Rootman says:SMART work!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:30 PM
 
Helmine le Roux says:Dankie, manne, vir julle omgee. Dit maak mens warm om die hart.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:30 PM
 
Grace Sandalls says:Amazing!!! We congratulate you.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:38 PM
 
Jean Innes says:What a wonderful sequence of photo's showing the rescue of this little ellie :) thanks for sharing it with us, and well done to the rangers!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:40 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done to the dedicated staff!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:41 PM
 
Denise Stoppel says: Well done absolutely amazing .
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:43 PM
 
Juanita & Alex Aitkenhead says:Well done to everyone for helping the little one. and thanks to the photographer for capturing the awesome moment!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:44 PM
 
Your Name Here says:What a wonderful rescue!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 3:47 PM
 
Tanzer says:Amazing story!!! Well done!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:00 PM
 
Rika Bernhardt says:Absoluut Briljante reddings poging deur ADDO se Veldwagters om die ou klein olifantjie te red. Julle verdien 'n medalje!!! Het sommer 'n knop in my keel gekry. ADDO is ons gunsteling kamp plek
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:01 PM
 
Quentin Moore says:Judging by the expression on the mother's face (penultimate photo), she could be thinking "how did you human's manage that? We struggled for ages without success! Thanks a ton". Just love these oh-so-good stories. Great stuff, rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:07 PM
 
GEOFF TURNER says:WELL DONE TO YOU ALL, AS ITS BEEN SAID YOU ALL DESERVE A MEDAL
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:08 PM
 
rob Alexander says:Brilliant!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:27 PM
 
shirl says:Well done rangers, hope a section of the bank was flattened, so this doesn't happen again!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:29 PM
 
RIA MASSYN says:YOU ARE MY HEROS, SANPARK RANGERS! YOUREMPATHY TOWARDS THSE ANIMALS IS ADMIRABLE! HOU SO AAN
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:32 PM
 
Pam Crichton says:Oh wow!!!!! What a heartwarming story - well done to SANParks rangers involved, you have made my day :)
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:35 PM
 
Anne Scotting says:Absolutely fantastic job done guys. What beautiful story. And interesting to note that as young as the baby is it was willing to "have a go" back at you. Too cute.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:38 PM
 
edith eymer says:Thank you rangers, for intervening and saving a little elli's life. A heart warming success story.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:42 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Wonderlik, uitstekend
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:43 PM
 
Magda Oosthuizen says:Bravo Bravo aan julle manne dit is net Suid Afrikane wat sulke wonderlike dinge kan doen ons is trots op julle Ek moet se Addo is die beste Sanpark vir Olifante Hulle gedrag daar is baie beter as ander parke Baie geluk Addo manne
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:52 PM
 
Tinus Prinsloo says:Mooi so, manne!! Dit is wel gedaan en 'n voorbeeld vir menige mens!! Hierdie tonele en omstangdighede is van toepassing op mens en natuur -- verleen 'n helpende hand aan die een wat dit werklik benodig -- en die waardering asook bevrediging is ongelooflik!! Hou so aan manne van die Natiuurbewaring!! En BAIE DANKIE!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:54 PM
 
Ingrid Falck says:Brilliant work Rangers!! Thank you.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 4:57 PM
 
Deanna says:Great save! Here is our elephant rescue experience. http://youtu.be/vhgytzwAPfg
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:02 PM
 
Tony Matthews says:There's hope for us yet
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:03 PM
 
Elsa Coetzee says:Ek is so dankbaar ek kon die hele redding volg!!! die spanning was tasbaar onder die olifante maar ook tussen die toeskouers. Maar die veldwagters het doelgerig opgetree en presies weet wat moet gedoen word om die olifantjie te red en met moeite die baie kwaai ma weg gehou. Was nog altyd trots op ons veldwagters wat alles probeer bewaar vir ons nageslag. Daardie dag was ek net meer trots en weet ons moet hul ondersteun. Addo is vir baie jare ons gesin se gunsteling plek. Baie dankie vir jul omgee.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:04 PM
 
Jane Brown says:That's definitely going more than the extra mile. A wonderful story
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:04 PM
 
Anton says:The story moved me from tears to laughter! Well done guys and thanks for saving another beautiful animal for Addo.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:06 PM
 
Christa Fairhead says:well done rangers...plse check for gentle slipways at the water holes for all wild babies .....esp. when the water levels have dropped due to drought. thks
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:06 PM
 
Cecilia van der Watt says:What bravery from the part of the park rangers risking their lives for a baby elephant! Well done you guys!!! Park rangers are some of the most hard working and dedicated people around and they often risk their lives for the good of the animals.That mother elephant will never forget youand neither will we.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:10 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic. Thank God for Rangers with the heart of gold like these. Thanks for the good work. Its guys like you that make our Parks so great. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:15 PM
 
Elba J Jacobs says:Excellent job, park rangers. No substitute for caring love. It makes you feel safe. Which is what baby Ellie must have felt while trying to follow his rescuers, and stay safe with his heroes.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:15 PM
 
Lana Coates says:Fantastic work by the Addo Rangers. That is one ellie mom and baby who won't forget the good you guys did. Also just shows how easily baby ellies attach themselves to humans.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:22 PM
 
Gay Russell says:Was privileged to visit Addo several years ago---the sight of the herds of elephants gathering at the waterhole was mind-blowing. Glad to see that our two legged humans care about all God's creatures---great and small! Well done, rangers. I have visited your wonderful country many times from the USA and shall return once again this October! Can't wait! Beautiful and caring rescue!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:30 PM
 
Michael R Ferguson says: Wonderful story!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:35 PM
 
Your Name Here says:And an elephant will never forget
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:40 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Way to go Boys
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:42 PM
 
judy says:what a fantastic story - well done to all of those committed rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:45 PM
 
Your Name Here says:well done to the Rangers great intervention
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:47 PM
 
Martie Hough says:What a rescue and courage from the Rangers. Well done to all!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 5:55 PM
 
vanik@iafrica.com says:Thank God for the Rangers - we applaud you !
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:01 PM
 
Eve Chadwick says:What an awesome job the Rangers did!! Such a reunion for Mother & baby!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:02 PM
 
George Aggenbag says:Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant. – Frans de Waal
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:03 PM
 
Trish McAlister says:Well done to all concerned. A lovely heart warming story which ended happily. Wonderful photos too.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:05 PM
 
Tombie Pappas says:You rangers are just awesome. Thank you for saving my most favourite animal!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:06 PM
 
Jenna van der Poll says:Thank you for sharing this amazing story with us. Well done Rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:17 PM
 
Eileen Villa-Vicencio says:Deserves to win a prize!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:20 PM
 
Pieter Hugo says:"Give that man a Bells" - each ('sic')!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:24 PM
 
Kelly S. says:Very precious story, with a happy ending. Great rescue job Addo Rangers...baby ellie now has an extended large family!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:25 PM
 
nelmarie says:ag dis sooo wonderlik dat God die mens gemaak het om oor Sy Skepping te waak. DANKIE julle omgee manne en vroue
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:26 PM
 
Mau Perks says:What a heartwarming story... thanks Addo Rangers
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:31 PM
 
Don Neda Smale says:We have just been to Addo 2 weeks ago and enjoyed 3 weeks ago. Well done to the brave rangers we salute you! Donald and Neda Smale
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:40 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Beautiful sequence of photos. Bravo San Park Rangers!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 6:51 PM
 
Kokkie Geyer says:Verstommend, ongelooflike dapperheid! baie baie geluk aan die reddingspan! So mooi om te sien!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:05 PM
 
aubrey morris says:aubrey & lorna morris well done you guys so great
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:11 PM
 
Penny Henegan says:Makes a change to see that the Addo Elephant Park rangers are more concerned about saving a life than taking a life! Can't say the same for the Kruger National Park rangers, where recently a 'PROBLEM' leopard and elephant were SHOT! The leopard's shoulder was first shattered by a hi powered rifle, left until the next day before it was tracked and found to finally 'FINISH OFF'. The leopard met its cruel end at Berg en Dal. Why both 'PROBLEM' animals could not have been darted and released elsewhere in the park is beyond me? I suppose in both cases 'humans had 'ABSOLUTELY NOTHING' to do with turning these precious animals into the 'ROGUES' they were accused of, resulting in there cruel demise at the very hands of the people who are paid to look after there safety and well being.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:12 PM
 
shirley says:what an amazing rescue and happy ending for mommy and baby
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:16 PM
 
Miemie Opperman says:Ag tog!! dit bly maar 'n ma wat beskerm en lief het.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:18 PM
 
Lenie de Bruijn says:Well done, we hope to see them in a couple weeks when we will visit your beautifull country and park again.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:23 PM
 
David Jacobs says:Dit moes moet gekos het om dit te vermag.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:26 PM
 
Shaz says:What a fantastic job carried out by very brave, caring rangers. You can all be very proud of what you did and do on a daily basis
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:29 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Veld wagers was regtig dapper.gelik. Mooi fotografie
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:52 PM
 
Belinda says:Heart warming! Thank you for all you do to create a sanctuary for these beautiful animals!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 7:52 PM
 
Louise says:Well done!! Keep up your good work!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:03 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Bakgat vir 'n klomp natgat helde!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:12 PM
 
Heidi Schlicht says:Thank you for sharing this touching story. Well done to the SANPark Rangers and staff.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:17 PM
 
Joe Sherman says:If Life be true the ellie and family will remember forever the gallant help from the dedicated team of wild life prtectors
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:22 PM
 
Moira Boake says: Thank you rangers for turning a job into into a calling and thereby contributing to the wonderful world that my grandchildren will be in awe of. lotsa love and hugs to you all!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:24 PM
 
Your Name Here says:For long I have detested the game wardens approach to let nature takes it toll. I saw this so many times in Madikwe. God made us cutodianse of all animals. Congratulation to the game rangers that had the passion to intervene with this baby elephant. God bless you. Regards Gerhard Joubert - gerhard@cili-bao.co.za we strive to heal an make a difference thru nature.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:28 PM
 
Your Name Here says:how endearing
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:30 PM
 
Gerna says:WOW! I have tears in my eyes....what a beautiful story! Thank you!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:31 PM
 
Barbara Price-Hughes says:Wonderful work. We have also seen a slightly older baby elephant struggling in the water in Addo but family got it out. Thank goodness help was at hand this time.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:34 PM
 
Andre says:These amazing images were supplied by Corney Coetzee!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:38 PM
 
Stephen du Plessis says:Thumbs up Addo Rangers! You guys have just shown that there are still good people with amazing hearts out there!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:39 PM
 
Chris Kalahari says:Fantastic work! Well done Sanparks and in particular Addo rangers.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 8:59 PM
 
Your Name Here says:My gunsteling park my gunsteling watergat my gunsteling olifante en beslis nou ook my gunsteling veldwagters. Magnificent guys!!!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:07 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Baie baie dankie vir die redding! Brawe veldwagters! Drie hoeras vir julle!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:09 PM
 
Rita van Tonder says:Baie baie dankie vir die redding! Brawe veldwagters! Drie hoeras vir julle!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:12 PM
 
Ivan Baard says:what a fantastic example of personal courage and dedication. I hope these worthy rangers get a reward that spreads the message of "care, not kill".
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:34 PM
 
Jacqueline CASTELLA says:Bravo for the beautiful photos and very well and brave behaviour of the rangers. Always very interested in hearing from the life in the parks.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:35 PM
 
Maureen says:The rangers were very brave to rescue that baby elephant saving it from drowning. It is very small but so cute Thanks rangers a job well done
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:43 PM
 
Carole Hoole says:Well done Addo Rangers. What amazing compassion and caring
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 9:51 PM
 
Ansie says:baie cool !!!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 10:20 PM
 
Sandy Botha says:So moved by this story. Wow! Thanks guys for your stirling efforts in rescuing this little baby. Kudos to you all!
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 10:49 PM
 
Jacqueline Weller says:What a wonderful rescue. Thank you rangers for helping the baby and mother
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 10:56 PM
 
Richard Key says:Well done to all of your! That`s absolutely fantastic.
Posted on: September 4, 2014, 11:17 PM
 
Lindsey Kann says:Well done to all who participated in this rescue. You are brave and have a wonderful empathy with the Ellies
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:03 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:19 AM
 
Pamela Bell says:A heart warming story
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:40 AM
 
Althea says:What a lovely, feel-good story!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:50 AM
 
Marcella says:We love Addo. Because they love their wildlife. Well done. Emotionally moving to see the sensitivity and care. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:58 AM
 
Jan Kotze says:Wonderful effort! Way to go!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:51 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Fabulous rescue story with a happy outcome. Great photos.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:04 AM
 
Ted Coote says:A wonderful example of mother love and of the family structure of elephant life! Great thanks to the rangers!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:36 AM
 
Pieter de Wet says:Wonderlike werk en nogal braaf daaby!! Ons, die gereëlde besoekers is trots op die BEWAARDERS van ons erfenis. Getuig al die kommentaar op hierdie blad. Baie geluk en DANKIE.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 5:08 AM
 
Mary Ann & Paul says:Very cool - well done rangers! We can't wait for our trip to Addo in Feb 2015!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 5:14 AM
 
Maureen Hyman says:Wonderful. I had tears in my eyes. Thanks guys, what an effort and achievement. Ellie's and the Dogs are my absolute favorite.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:23 AM
 
Loraine says:Dankie julle ouens.. Welgedaan!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 7:36 AM
 
Sherry Lochhead says:Wonderful effort, thank you Rangers, keep up the good work :)
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 7:44 AM
 
Your Name Here says:That was fantastic, thanks guys!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 7:47 AM
 
Sabine Koch says:Totally wonderful! Well done park rangers!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 7:57 AM
 
Colleen Painter says:what a heartwarming story. Bravo to all the Addo staff!!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:04 AM
 
Christine van Noppen says:A beautiful testimony to the wonderful work that Sanparks undertakes.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:12 AM
 
B E VILJOEN says:What dedication, care and effort from the rangers.They put there lives on the line daily!! Congratulation men. Keep up the good work. You need a special award. I hope the ministers are reading this.I loved Addo, was fortunate to see a week old ellie. One day I plan to return
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:38 AM
 
Abe says:Park Rangers rock!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:41 AM
 
Mark Walter says:Great work. Well done all involved. Our favourite park.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:56 AM
 
Marechia Basson says:Absolute FANTASTIC!! I'm so glad you rescued the little one. Thanks to the rangers, you are brave!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:57 AM
 
Iggie Els says:Daardie olifantkoei en kalfie sal die menslike daad nie vergeet nie! Trots op ons ADDO personeel.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:10 AM
 
John says:What a charming and heartwarming story for a Friday morning. Well done Rangers
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:11 AM
 
Wendy Roberts says:Awesome! Well done to all involved! You have made my day!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:23 AM
 
Andy says:Thanks to the Park Rangers for their dedication. Lovely feel good story.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:25 AM
 
Ros Smith says:Well done Rangers, absolutely amazing. Will be in Addo in November can't wait. You are all doing a fantastic job!! Thank You
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:29 AM
 
lorna says:Lovely story and all well that end well!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:36 AM
 
nicolene van zijl says:what a beautiful story!!! A sincere thank you to all and everybody who helped this little baby ellie. I can only admire these people for the effort. WOW!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:42 AM
 
Sanet says:WONDERFUL.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:43 AM
 
Frances Wiggill says:Now that's what I call dedication to your job, and proof of loving what you do. Thank You
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:49 AM
 
Barbara says:How wonderful to have such fantastic photos of this drama and to show the dedicated and caring response of the rangers in the face of danger. Well done guys, I would love to meet you all sometime.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:51 AM
 
Deon Strydom says:Pragtig en brawe manne mooi so
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:58 AM
 
Imran Sohail. says:What a heart warming story. Well done. Love the happy ending.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:05 AM
 
Elizabeth D Myburgh says:What a blessing - wish I could have been there! Love Addo!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:07 AM
 
Elize van Eeden says:Wat 'n voorreg dat so mooi storie met ons almal gedeel kan word baie dankie dit is wonderlik
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:11 AM
 
Ann Hoyland says:Wonderful photoraphs. Excellent work rangers. A joyous sequence of events.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:18 AM
 
Your Name Here says:What is the age of this tiny baby ellie?
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:22 AM
 
henk says:Wat 'n goeie verhaal en einde, ek wens net daar was 'n manier hoe ons as natuurliefhebbers ons renosters kon red!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:45 AM
 
Karen Gay says:Amazing what a wonderful rescue and brave rangers
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:47 AM
 
Marie Beukes says:Thank you for sharing this amazing story and caring for those gorgeous animals!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:01 AM
 
Cathy says: That was a heartwarming story, full marks to the Addo Rangers !!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:03 AM
 
Margaret says:What a lovely event - true wild life protection - Well done boys!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:06 AM
 
Kerri Brokensha says:Very moving. Sincere thanks to all involved. It helps to retore hope in the human race,
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:13 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Amazing.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:24 AM
 
Charlotte Bresser says:So wonderful!! Thank you!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:25 AM
 
Fred Haward says:Very proud of the Addo staff - a great rescue!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:25 AM
 
Ken says:Well done nice to see people do care about our animals.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:44 AM
 
Ansa says:Wat 'n wonderlike storie ! Dankie dat die fototgraaf dit met ons deel. Well done Rangers!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:47 AM
 
Nona says:So great to seeing caring human intervention. In the Past, it was usually thought: let Nature take it's course. Good to see that thinking has changed
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:48 AM
 
Your Name Here says:This makes me happy.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:54 AM
 
Angela says:Well done SANParks - so glad you did not decide to let "nature take its course"
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:07 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Mooi so manne. Lekker om te sien in hierdie tyd van geweld en doodslag. Doen so voort!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:12 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Not the first time this happened at this specific dam.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:34 PM
 
Peter Rex says:Brilliant. Makes me want to come and visit Addo
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:37 PM
 
Gail N says:Great job! So glad the rangers didn't decide to "let nature take its course"!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 12:53 PM
 
Gina Boxey says:A GREAT good news story and a beautiful baby made it back to Mum. You guys ROCK!!! So proud of you all. Is there a way that the water holes could be renovated to allow more of a walk in than a Drop into the water???
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:03 PM
 
Frank and Sherryl Wadsworth says:We were lucky to be the first to arrive on the scene and cell-phoned the Park Office to report. The timely response was excellent as you can see. This activity drew many visitors to witness such an unusual event. We were also concerned for the baby as it looked like its energy was nearing its end. Thanks to Corney Coetzee for his brief but accurate account with great pictures recording the rescue.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:05 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Absolutely amazing.........its still so tiny should think it was less than a week. Strange how it was possible to get the adults away from the baby and be successful in rescuing the little one without interference from adult elephants. Trust in humans?? The addo ones are easier than the Kruger ones!!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:13 PM
 
Liz Davenport says:We always said Addo was the best! This proves it.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:56 PM
 
Nita Gouws says:Sommer knop in my keel gekry!! Lekker om in vandag se dae nog iets so positief te sien. Wel gedaan julle ouens, SANPARKE kan sowaar trots wees op julle
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:58 PM
 
liz richards says:How traumatic for all elephants concerned and a wonderfully selfless rescue by tha rangers andso moving tosee mother and baby reunited
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:58 PM
 
Mike Walsh says:Well done Boys!!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 1:59 PM
 
Mervyn Gillham says:Wonderful. A job WELL DONE Guys. "Mom will NEVER FORGET"
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 2:16 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Brave rescuers and wonderful photos!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 2:40 PM
 
J.R.Jordan says:Wonderful - and what dedication and bravery! Congratulations and well done!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 2:48 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Awesome. Well done to those very brave rangers.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 2:54 PM
 
Elize Botha says:Well done wow So mooi om te sien julle gee om !!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 2:59 PM
 
Yvonne Diepeveen says:What a lovely story to share with us all. Well done, Rangers. We LOVE Addo Game Reserve!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:09 PM
 
Jean Ramsden says:Magnificent rescue. Great job guys.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:15 PM
 
Your Name Here says:wat n dapper poging .Dankie vir veldwagters met murg in hul pype soos hierdie manne!! trots op julle
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:19 PM
 
Gert Malherbe says:Dit is uitstekend gedoen. Baie dankie dat julle bereid was om jul eie lewens vir 'n dier ingevaar te stel.!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:25 PM
 
Delien Vosloo says:I Salute the Rangers and all their helpers!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:28 PM
 
Your Name Here says:This is what I would say is selfless dedication and loyalty to the cause of protecting and supporting our nature. A big hug to our brave Rangers and thank you!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:31 PM
 
Frank Payne says:Great stuff1
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:33 PM
 
Adrienne Ehrich says:These Rangers are all my HEROs. Well done Guys
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:40 PM
 
Your Name Here says:An amazing job, Addo Rangers
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:53 PM
 
Elaine says:Hero"s all,, but keep your eyes peeled please park rangers this happens more then once.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 3:56 PM
 
Cheryl Biggs says:What a wonderful story and pictures. Well done to the rangers for an amazingly brave and caring rescue!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:10 PM
 
Chris Prieto says:Well done! Great attitude!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:39 PM
 
Jacques en Jeanette Becker says:Watter wonderlike gebeurtenis!Tien uit Tien vir die lewensredders!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:41 PM
 
Jacques en Jeanette Becker says:Watter wonderlike gebeurtenis!Tien uit Tien vir die lewensredders!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:41 PM
 
Jacques en Jeanette Becker says:Watter wonderlike gebeurtenis!Tien uit Tien vir die lewensredders!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:41 PM
 
Jacques en Jeanette Becker says:Watter wonderlike gebeurtenis!Tien uit Tien vir die lewensredders!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:41 PM
 
Dihloriso Mateme says:That's a very bravery work and BRAVO Addo Rangers and Staff members. Give that men a BELLS
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 4:52 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic to see such devotoin of our Game rangers
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 5:18 PM
 
Margaret Ellen Clough says:What a lovely heartwarming story
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 5:30 PM
 
M+J Harris says:Amazing!! We saw a similiar happening at Hapoor some years ago, may we suggest a ramp of sorts along that water edge which might help these adventurous little ellies. Elephants dont forget so well done!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:04 PM
 
Sheelah Carrera says:I salute you rangers - absolutely fabulous and glad that you are allowed to intervene !! We all need to help each other - human and animal !!! Some other parks could take a lesson from you good people !!!!!!! To the photographer - well done too - it brought this amazing event to all of us. Warmest regards to all concerned.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:07 PM
 
Your Name Here says:fantastische actie
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:15 PM
 
Pam Berning says:Praise God for the compassion & love for the wild by the Sanparks officials.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:19 PM
 
Kerry says:Brilliant!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:19 PM
 
Julie Birrell says:You Rangers are really amazing. Thank you for taking care of our beautiful animals.!!!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 6:20 PM
 
Deirdre Brüssow says:Skitterend - ook die nota ter waarskuwing aan die einde!,
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 7:22 PM
 
Penny steynor says:Well done
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 8:01 PM
 
Madeleine de Beer says:Wonderlik pragtig en ons Hero's. So bly die klein olifantjie is ok. en die foto's...... WHAUUUUUUUUUU
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 9:24 PM
 
michael chait says:Thanks for the great ones, well done.
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 10:29 PM
 
Deirdre says:This is a wonderful account of 'humanitarism'. Whilst many will argue that humans have no right to intervene, I cannot see how anyone who appreciates how much we as humans are doing to destroy wildlife, can fight this action!
Posted on: September 5, 2014, 11:04 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Thank you! This is a wonderful video!!!!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 1:17 AM
 
Lindy Beukes says:What a great story! Thanks Sanparks rangers, you guys are truly an asset to our parks!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 6:00 AM
 
Daphne Whalley says:Wonderful rescue Guys you're great with lovely hearts ...so precious praise God !
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 6:17 AM
 
Brad Hoffmann says:Well done those rangers!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 7:34 AM
 
Klasie Venter says:Welgedaan julle ouens.
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 7:57 AM
 
Trevor Kalil says:Fantastic - now use the backhoe to make it safer
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 8:42 AM
 
Andrea Morgan says:It is great to see Rangers committed to protecting our elephants. A real feel good moment!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM
 
Harry says:Ek is soo trots op julle - welgedaan!!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 9:31 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Truly inspiring - thank you Rangers!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 12:19 PM
 
Carrie says:Truly inspiring - thank you Rangers!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 12:20 PM
 
Your Name Here says:I am full of admiration for the rangers. Well done National Parks Staff. It makes us all proud of the good people in South Africa Anne Pharoah
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 1:16 PM
 
Diane Pringle says:Well done you guys - commend you so highly for you compassion and dedication. Thank you very much.
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 1:27 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Job well done!!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 1:53 PM
 
Pierre Els says:Wonderlik om die storie te lees. Baie moeite. Ek kan verstaan dat die manne so hardloop op die foto's dis gevaarlik.
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 2:43 PM
 
Julie says:Heart warming story...well done to the rescuers!,,,
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 4:26 PM
 
Julie Ford-Haworth says:Well done!!! Heart warming story
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 4:34 PM
 
Sue Scott says:Tears in my eyes. Well done Addo Rangers. Your job is the best!!
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 4:41 PM
 
Alan says:Well done rangers. Wonderful brave rescue
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 6:37 PM
 
Alan says:Well done rangers. Wonderful brave rescue
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 6:40 PM
 
Tessa says:What an amazing mission. Well done, rangers
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 7:14 PM
 
Julie Balogh says:A friend send me the article. Nice job Rangers! wonderful narration and pictures. The baby elephant made my day. Keep up the good work.
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 10:15 PM
 
geoff.howes@telkomsa.net says:If all humans showed this compassion there'd be no Somalia and Middle East tragedies.
Posted on: September 6, 2014, 11:01 PM
 
C. Chivers says:Beautiful pictures! Well done to the Addo Rangers.
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 7:00 AM
 
Delyse and Mike Hopkins says:Well done rangers, soooo love your Park, can't wait to visit again
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 8:46 AM
 
Jane Avis says:HUGE thumbs up for those rangers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 11:35 AM
 
Johan Hugo says:Well done rangers!
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 11:56 AM
 
Gillian Bradford says:Absolutely amazing - and heart-warming ! Well done Parks Board !
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 12:49 PM
 
De Villiers family says:Awesome! Well done Rangers.
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 1:31 PM
 
Collin Swart says:goeie werk!
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 2:51 PM
 
Phillip Botha says:This was the way to do it looking after what is given from God
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 3:31 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Stunning, well done!
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 4:20 PM
 
Libby Sharwood says:This is amazing well done to all the rangers involved.
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 4:57 PM
 
Gill Van Wyk says:Congratulations for caring, also The re-uniting of mother and calf is a wonderful sight.
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 5:33 PM
 
Hilldidge Beer says:Christiaan Lochner - so bly jy het toe nie daai kantoor joppie gevat nie! Met manne soos julle aan die stuur sal ons renosters dalk net 'n kans kry om te oorleef.
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 6:34 PM
 
Dave Robinson says:That's what you'd call "commitment to your job" Well done!!
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 7:18 PM
 
peter muller says:Give those men a Bell's
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 7:21 PM
 
Chris Opperman says:Another days work for the rangers. Well Done Rangers
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 8:03 PM
 
Rianne Seelt says:Wonderfull job, i would-be never dare it and luckely I am not allowed to leave the car. It would be helpfull for visitors if they get at the gate a phonenumber to call in case of animal need
Posted on: September 7, 2014, 9:17 PM
 
Audrey Combrink says:This is soooo beautiful and very touching. Thanks to all San Parks staff for rescuing the little guy and re-uniting with mom. Thanks for these amazing photos as well, excellent photography. Thanks for sharing
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 6:10 AM
 
Carlene Engelbrecht says:Wonderlike storie! Pragtige foto's
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 7:26 AM
 
Concerned says:As Frik says: this happens too often all over. Just maybe the rangers can intervene a bit more by creating a proper ramp or two at difficult waterholes. Maybe a better solution to this heart breaking happenings and more permanent? Great stuff you guys !
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 8:41 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic! Rangers with true courage and heart.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 8:42 AM
 
Melanie McWilliam says:How heartwarming to see such a lovely story in pictures - and how heartwarming to see that there are still humans who care deeply for the welfare of our wild animals - in distress and otherwise. Congratulations Addo Rangers - a wonderful job!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 8:57 AM
 
Roland says:This is why I am happy to pay my membership fees. Thank you Rangers, thank you Sanparks
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 9:27 AM
 
Your Name Here says:wow, dis sooooo pragtig sjoe.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 10:38 AM
 
Carol Paetzold says:Congratulations for a job well done. It gave me a warm fuzzy felling to see your dedication and commitment in the face of danger.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 10:48 AM
 
Toni Heili says:Wonderful story, hopefully the Ranger will make a plan with the side of the dam so that this does not happen again. Well Done a lovely ending to what could have been a tragedy.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:02 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done and a very big thank you to the Addo Rangers.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:19 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Well done Guys .. so proud of you!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:31 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic!! South Africa needs more people like you guys.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:33 AM
 
Jannie Lombaard says:You guys were awesome!!!!!!!! Just gives new meaning to the words discipline and camaraderie in this lawless, but amazingly beautiful country of ours! Well done, guys, I hope your dedication will inspire ALL to care (and show love and affection) to our lovely wild life!!!!!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:57 AM
 
Dee Richards says:Bless you, we, my late husband, Bob and I saw a similar scenario years ago, but on this occasion, the baby was able, after a long struggle, to find a shallow point to climb out. two herds came dashing from the bush to see what all the fuss was about. The whole Episode was AWESOME. They are truly magnificent, caring clever beasts! Well done! Dee Richards
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 12:07 PM
 
Elaine says:What an incredible story. That is one lucky baby.....
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 1:09 PM
 
Meryl Venter says:well done this is spectacular and to see such dedication is wonderful
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 1:42 PM
 
Dave Dalton says:A remarkable rescue, congrats to all those who were involved in saving these little but big load very moving well done
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 1:49 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Leonora de Beer Congratulations. Amazing effort by Rangers! Love it
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 2:06 PM
 
Barbara Hirsiger says:SAN Park rangers are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 2:31 PM
 
Catherine Harris says:My best story by far and how amazing of the rangers to be able to assist like that ! Well done all!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 2:35 PM
 
Fanie Weber says:What a remarkable story - may they also be successful in fending off the Rhino nPouchers
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 2:42 PM
 
Anita Hodson says:So awesome!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 3:15 PM
 
CHRISTA COETZER says:Ek is so trots op die Rangers!! Baie geluk!!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 3:30 PM
 
Wendy says:Phenominal !!! All praise to the rangers and photographer
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 4:19 PM
 
Joan says:Gee what a wonderful story well done Addo
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 5:30 PM
 
Jenny says:Jenny well done Addo Park ranges! one safe little elephant. A happy ending, Thank You.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 6:05 PM
 
Liz Blamey says:I think it was the most brilliant thing I've seen in a long time. Well done Addo rangers. Shows true dedication. I've never seen such a tiny baby elephant before either! I must also congratulate the photographer on the magnificent photos.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 7:16 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Really heart warming to see such dedication - well done - great to see people protecting our wildlife for a change!!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 8:01 PM
 
Janine Gibbons says:Well done to all involved for the amazing rescue at one of my very favourite places!
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 8:20 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Tony Carter. lynntony@directit.co.za Wonderful, Well Done To The Rangers.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 9:08 PM
 
Genevieve Warner Learmonth says:What a heart warming story. Wonderful work and quick thinking by the SANparks rangers. Obviously the baby ellie thought that they were great guys and wanted to thank them or even play games with them. Terrific series of photographs. There's great hope for wildlife with people like this around to care for the animals.
Posted on: September 8, 2014, 11:20 PM
 
Marietjie du Preez says:Julle is net amazing! Wat 'n pragtige pragtige storie!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 6:37 AM
 
Your Name Here says:Dis so mooi om te lees, kry sommer trane in my oe. Pragtig.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 7:08 AM
 
Dorothy Marcus says:Well done to the dedicated rangers . You guys risked your lives to save a little Ellie's. Thank you.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 7:10 AM
 
Evelyn Best says:What a heart-warming story and pics. Addo Rangers - you rock! Thank you for your dedication and commitment!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 7:38 AM
 
Christine Rautenbach says:Mooi gedoen manne! Dankie vir julle toewyding en harde werk as veldwagters!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 8:06 AM
 
Your Name Here says:What a nice story to tell......
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 8:22 AM
 
Kim T Swanepoel says:What a heart warming story, I am so happy that all the Rangers helped the baby. I had a good chuckle about the baby chasing the guys, it reminded me of a baby Ollie chasing three Wart Hogs lol it was so funny to watch. (this was at the tent camp in the middle of the park. :) Thank you to all the men and ladies that helped this little baby :))
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 8:26 AM
 
Des White says:Oh Boy. Thats incredible.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 8:50 AM
 
LOUISE says:fantasties............julle was dapper maar ek is seker die Mamma Olifant het geweet julle help en sou nie aanval nie ....slimmer as wat ons dink!!!! WEL GEDAAN !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 10:38 AM
 
Ingrid Brown says:So wonderful to read a good news story. Well done to a fine and brave job Rangers!!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 11:01 AM
 
Henriette Pearce says:That is what i call nature lovers ,like myself. Well done
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 11:42 AM
 
Susan says:An event like this makes me sommer tjank !!! Too big for my heart to bear !!!
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 11:56 AM
 
C. Donachie says:Well done all involved. Amazing what team work can achieve.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 12:11 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Amazing yo know there are people out there that have so much love for animals. Well done and thank you
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 12:54 PM
 
Richard Oosthuizen says:pragtig manne, wens ek was daar om te kon help. hou aan met die goeie werk en geniet dit
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 2:25 PM
 
Penny Hobbs says:What more can I say it has all been said for me by all the people who have replied to this incredible show of dedication and courage by the Game Rangers. To see a mother in distress is heartbreaking and having to watch that little one drown would have been awful. An ernormous thanks to all those that helped in saving this little one life - BLESS YOU ALL
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 3:35 PM
 
Caro says:This amazing - what an adorable baby elephant :)
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 4:16 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Good job.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 4:46 PM
 
c.kretschmer says:Lovely story and pics
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 5:10 PM
 
Wendy Burchell says:What a wonderful sequence of photos of a wonderful deed to this ellie mum and baby! Congratulations to all the ADDO Rangers involved! The baby looks tiny til you see it next to his rescuer ! Such a lovely story. WJB
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 6:41 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Amazing work by the wonderful park rangers
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 9:33 PM
 
Elizabeth de Lange says:An inspiring sequence! Congratulations to all the rangers.
Posted on: September 9, 2014, 9:46 PM
 
Martie Jelliman says:Oh my Gosh, a baby Ellie is just my best thing alive,,,, well done guys, you are doing such a wonderful job and Wildcard mag, you are the Best. Thank you for keeping us up to date with beautiful articles and photos.
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 8:07 AM
 
Mauser says:Dankie manne waardeer dit geweldig julle hulp was benodig.......
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 9:58 AM
 
Vivien Bruwer says:How absolutely awesome!! Well Done Addo Rangers. Whoever was taking the photos, great stuff! Wish there was a link so that one could share this on FaceBook. Love Africa and this is why one lives here!
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 10:07 AM
 
Willi Joehr says:excellent work you have done. Nice to see the family reunited.
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 11:40 AM
 
chicateco says:thank you for helping this animal assume you were not there what will happen think about the people that they flashing rhinos in to toilet ! they have started with elephants ivory now is rhinos . next they will target human being surely God will help and provide your family , remember does not have hands we must serve as Gods hands thank you a million times God bless
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Brenda says:What an amazing photo story. Congratulations on a job done with so much caring and love.
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 2:48 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Great! Such dedication. Well done!
Posted on: September 10, 2014, 2:54 PM
 
Keith Downs says:We are all closer than we think
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 5:32 AM
 
Virginia Greenwood-Warner says:This was absolutely beautiful. So nice to see how the rangers helped rescue this precious baby. What an experience for them and for Mom and Baby.
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 8:38 AM
 
Susan says:Wonderlik! Gee my hoendervleis!
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 11:32 AM
 
Heather says:Absolutly amazing, one of these days I'll be joining you and help all those animals
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 11:53 AM
 
Peter Morris says:Great job, well done to all involved very brave people.
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 12:41 PM
 
Harry Viveiros says:True dedication to one's job and wonderful cooperation between the Rangers Best Regards.
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 3:42 PM
 
Anneline Smith says:Ag,is dit nou nie die mooiste storie. So bly die veldwagters het gaan help. Dankie ouens, julle was absoluut fantasties, en ek baie bly dat 'n klein olifantjie kans kry om groot te word.
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 5:15 PM
 
Cheryll says:Well done but please can the banks of all waterholes in Addo be graded to create a gradual entry level so the babies don't fall in and then this incident and many others would not happen.
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 5:42 PM
 
Lalamarie Human says:Ongelooflik dat die olifante die mense toegelaat het om die baba te red!
Posted on: September 11, 2014, 5:45 PM
 
Tim Embleton-Smith says:Wonderful experience. We were there on the 12/03/2013.
Posted on: September 12, 2014, 4:56 AM
 
John Green says:I wonder what the calf will remember. ( And if you want to comment, please try to say something else than 'awesome', 'amazing', and !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Posted on: September 12, 2014, 6:47 AM
 
Estelle says:At last there is proof of Park Rangers who were applying their minds to have this ordeal end in a feel-good story and experience! Congratulations guys, you are to be commended and rewarded...
Posted on: September 12, 2014, 4:34 PM
 
Vivienne says:Super guys - that is what being a ranger is really all about ... even getting your feet wet to help animals in distress.
Posted on: September 12, 2014, 5:46 PM
 
Gail says:Heart warming, thanks guys that was priceless
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 7:33 AM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:46 PM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:47 PM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:48 PM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:48 PM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:48 PM
 
Lounie says:Fantasties. WELL DONE Addo Rangers. Julle was baie braaf!!
Posted on: September 13, 2014, 4:49 PM
 
Vyv says:Well done, Guys. That was brilliant.
Posted on: September 14, 2014, 10:34 AM
 
Anna Young says:I loved this rescue story. So glad to have rangers like these working in our parks. Keep up the amazing work. Love Anna
Posted on: September 14, 2014, 12:42 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Hartverwarmend! Baie dankie, dapper mense!
Posted on: September 14, 2014, 4:56 PM
 
Dave Wheeler says:Going the whole nine yards well done RANGERS
Posted on: September 14, 2014, 6:47 PM
 
Ronald Johnson says:Superb!
Posted on: September 14, 2014, 10:15 PM
 
Joe Scheun says:Welgedaan Addo Rangers!! Moes ongelooflik vervullend gewees het.
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 8:19 AM
 
JEAN says:Brilliant! Every baby is a treasure in the light of the wicked poaching going on. However those words of caution are essential. A few years ago when I was in Namibia a fly/drive tourist got out of his car with camera in hand to get a closer look at a new born baby elephant. The mother charged and killed him! Very disturbing for the elephants and a tragedy born of stupidity and thoughtlessness.
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Wow, I am so proud of you guys I actually have tears in my eyes ! Well done to all involved ! Deon Le Roux
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 1:34 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Awesome rescue in Addo, must have been touch and go, but thankfully ended happily,
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 6:06 PM
 
Dawn Asher says:Dawn Asher How wonderful of the Rangers to save the baby elephant.
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 7:42 PM
 
Your Name Here says:You guys are true heroes......Great job fellas.
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 9:24 PM
 
Moyra Brett says:You guys are true heroes.....keep up the good work!
Posted on: September 15, 2014, 9:28 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Dis wonderlik dan mens n dier in nood kan help
Posted on: September 16, 2014, 10:17 AM
 
E Ferreira says:Pragtig!!!! dit is soos dit hoort
Posted on: September 17, 2014, 11:29 AM
 
Jim Armstrong says:Humanity and nature at their best. Heart warming.
Posted on: September 17, 2014, 2:44 PM
 
Ann says:Well done Rangers, you were absolute fantastic..and the Elephant herd was just as great to try and help each other to save and protect their little one..
Posted on: September 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
 
Your Name Here says:KLAUS HAHNEBECK KLAUSH@GLOBAL.CO.ZA Wish I was young again,would become a ranger. Ellies are beautiful.
Posted on: September 18, 2014, 5:05 PM
 
Alan de Vries says:fantastic, you guys are truly blessed to be doing what many of us could only dream of doing keep up the good work and be safe
Posted on: September 19, 2014, 9:27 AM
 
Donna Pearce says:What a beautiful story to see help given and not just watch the little one drown. Thanks to all that helped.
Posted on: September 20, 2014, 1:48 PM
 
Madeleine Klue says:Thanks Rangers !!!!!!!!!
Posted on: September 21, 2014, 8:38 PM
 
Your Name Here says:JWell done Addo Rangers - you have to be complimented big time Joan Shirley Botha Joneypaloney@iburst.co.za
Posted on: September 22, 2014, 4:36 PM
 
Talita Serfontein says:Thank you!! This is a heart warming story!!
Posted on: September 23, 2014, 8:25 AM
 
Jo Taane says:Awww that's pretty cool, great job guys!
Posted on: September 23, 2014, 8:51 PM
 
Rusty Jarmain says:Give those men (each of them) a bushel of Bells! Such dedication, initiative and raw courage is deserving of the freedom of every city, town and village in the country.
Posted on: September 24, 2014, 10:23 AM
 
Hilton Papenfus says:Great stuff to all involved(the world is a better place with stuff like this) and the photographer,your pictures tell the story.. well done ,suggest you dig a rescue route/channel(with the TLB which was also part of the rescue team) for the kid elley to use in future...from an earlier message it seems this has happened before..
Posted on: September 24, 2014, 11:48 AM
 
E. VAN DYK says:Baie geluk aan die sanpark personeel met die rddigspoging. Ek wonder net hoekom hulle nie iets aan die gevaarlike drinkplek kan doen om te verhoed dat hierdie gebeurtenis nie weer plaasvind nie. dit breek jou hart om te sien hoe hulle sukkel om die kalfie uit die water te prober red.
Posted on: September 25, 2014, 9:41 AM
 
Corney Coetzee says:To all that commented about how the Rangers should break down the wall of the pan, I actually had a conversation with one of the rangers after this incident. It is actually the elephants them selves who is causing this drop off. Due to their weight they compact the soil around the pan, and when they stick their trunks into the water, they actually over time dig out the bottom of the pan as well. Something the photos did not show was that to the right side of where the elephants were, there was actually a portion that had a gradual sloping bottom, but the herd made no attempt to get the young one to that area. While they were struggling a lone bull actually stopped at this section and had a drink of water. In short, these Rangers made all the right decisions for a very difficult task.
Posted on: September 26, 2014, 1:02 AM
 
Cecilia Bezuidenhout says:Amazing!! This is excellent footage!! I thought there were no more elephants in Addo? OMG!
Posted on: September 26, 2014, 1:27 PM
 
nan de jager says:nan de jager
Posted on: September 26, 2014, 4:06 PM
 
nan de jager says:Well done to all the rangers and for AMAZING footage!
Posted on: September 26, 2014, 4:08 PM
 
nan de jager says:Well done to all the rangers and for AMAZING footage!
Posted on: September 26, 2014, 4:08 PM
 
Kelli Berton says:Keep up your incredible commitment. I will share your experience with all my contacts. Be safe and know that you are supported.
Posted on: September 27, 2014, 2:50 AM
 
Helene Vermeulen says:How absolutely wonderful! Well done to you all - you make us proud.
Posted on: September 27, 2014, 12:39 PM
 
Dot Donnelly says:Praise God that we can still see such miracles!
Posted on: September 27, 2014, 7:45 PM
 
Your Name Here says:awesome, any chance for possibly smoothing out the high edge so that this can be avoided?
Posted on: September 28, 2014, 11:14 AM
 
Martin S Foster says:Applause for those rangers!
Posted on: September 29, 2014, 3:24 PM
 
stuart nuttall says:That's heart warming. Well done
Posted on: October 1, 2014, 4:21 PM
 
Louise Schoeman says:Absoluut Fantasties......my gunsteling tydverdryf is om deur Addo Olifant Park te ry.......
Posted on: October 2, 2014, 11:30 AM
 
Jenni says:Well Done!
Posted on: October 3, 2014, 12:32 AM
 
Evie May says:Well done ! Proud of you all.
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 12:59 PM
 
Nadine Kriel says:In my kantoor sit 'n klomp vrouens of in trane of naby aan trane! Wel gedaan aan almal wat gehelp het! Dis goed om te weet daar is mense wat steeds 'n verskil maak!
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 1:03 PM
 
Zakkie says:Wondereful to all the staff members of Addo park. That's great
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 1:09 PM
 
ginger Jones says:Hats off to the rangers !!! Just shows you what they are there for , I would think the days when rangers were portrayed as macho hunting guys just went out the door. Hope the little guy appreciates their efforts.
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 1:23 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Evelyn Visage
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 2:41 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Everyone always says one should not intervene with nature. When we treat people with chemicals to counter disease we intervene with nature in a big way. We should therefore help any animal in distress if we can. Let's intervene if we can and also help animals. Just think how glad this mother was - remember - after a pregnancy of 22 months. Well done!!!
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 2:46 PM
 
piet oosthuizen says:pragtige fotos . uitstekend,hou die kamera reg vir die volgende Ford ranger gebeure.
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 2:48 PM
 
Helena says: What a heart warming storie!
Posted on: October 9, 2014, 4:30 PM
 
Karen Kruger says:Wow - A true eye-opener for those who thought heroes are only found in comic books ! Thanks guys for rescuing, what will become another King of the Wild !
Posted on: October 10, 2014, 8:49 AM
 
Lana says:Pragtige storie!! Dankie vir julle brawe poging xx
Posted on: October 10, 2014, 12:47 PM
 
Diggers says:Brilliant Guy's - well done !
Posted on: October 10, 2014, 3:10 PM
 
Ingrid van Heerden says:Just the most heart-warming story and such beautiful photos. Thank you for saving the baby ellie and for sharing this special moment with us.
Posted on: October 11, 2014, 12:00 PM
 
Caryn Armstrong says:This is an amazing story of dedication to wild life those who put there own lives in danger to save the baby thank you!! We need stories like this as the destruction of these awesome creatures is simply far to often.
Posted on: October 14, 2014, 1:38 PM
 
Your Name Here says:Fantastic Job!!! WE are proud of you! Many thanks Daniela
Posted on: October 22, 2014, 10:07 AM
 
Ms Lorraine Grobler says:Great effort on behalf of the Parks conservation folk. Great photography and always gratifying to see a potential heartbreak turn out so happily. Well Done to all.
Posted on: October 28, 2014, 10:17 AM
 
anso says:I am OVER the moon that at certain times the criteria to let "nature take its course" is not adhered to. This is NOT in the wild anymore and bravo that the rangers intervened!
Posted on: November 13, 2014, 1:55 PM
 
Trish Hofmeyr says:Magnificent pictures and a life saved
Posted on: November 16, 2014, 4:18 PM
 
Annet Fielding says:Baie hoera
Posted on: November 20, 2014, 4:48 PM
 
Corne vd Westhuizen says:Well done, why not help them instead of nature taking its course.... good for you guys :-)
Posted on: November 21, 2014, 12:06 PM
 
Joubert & Marlene Hofmeyr says:Howsome !! Well done to all those wonerful rangers u make us proud to be members of Wild Life SA
Posted on: December 3, 2014, 10:54 AM
 
Garnett Cross says:A wonderful ending, which could have different if there were no dedicated people.
Posted on: December 5, 2014, 11:06 AM
 
Esmé Noche says:Just love Addo, have been going for many years and have tried out all the various acccommodation - settling on their chalets. Some time back we also witnessed a baby in distress at this same dam. The adult ellies sort of pushed the baby around the dam till there was a part they could push him up the embankment. At the top of the bank an elephant sort of grabbed the baby with his trunk and helped pull the baby out. Fascinating to watch.
Posted on: December 5, 2014, 11:19 AM
 
Koos Minny says:Wat 'n bevredigende en lonende beroeo(roeping). Ander "mense"vermink en moor net onse diere-erfenis en verantwoordelikhede.
Posted on: December 5, 2014, 11:31 AM
 
carol niemand says:what a remarkable story...mommy and calf reunited...Well done Addo Rangers!!!!
Posted on: December 5, 2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Posted on: December 29, 2014, 6:35 PM
 
Neda & Don Smale says:Wonderful rescue. Well done park rangers we are proud of you.
Posted on: March 19, 2015, 9:07 PM
 
patricia doubell says:So wonderful to see......so proud of our SANPark Rangers. After the thailand wickedness my faith in Human Nature has been restored!!!!!!
Posted on: January 6, 2016, 9:58 AM