Mana Srivate, a rescue worker in Thailand, uses CPR to save an elephant. He has performed many resuscitation attempts in his career of about 26 years, but never before has he performed a CPR on an elephant.
One night when Mana was off duty, he was called in urgently. In the eastern province of Chanthaburi, a baby elephant was struck down by a motorcycle, Mana successfully revived it.
In a viral video, Mana was seen giving two handed compressions to the small struck down elephant, while his colleagues aided to the injured motorcycle rider. By God’s grace, both the rider and the baby elephant did not suffer from any serious injuries and responded well to the 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 said.
“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.”
Just after 10 minutes, the elephant stood up and was transferred to another location for further treatment. The group of elephants returned when the baby elephant started to cry.