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CPR Revives Baby Elephant, It Returns To Its Mother Safely

An off-duty rescue worker in Thailand, a few days ago, was faced with one of his most challenging situations yet. Having been called in while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday evening, Mana Srivate had to perform CPR on a baby elephant that was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road. The elephant can be seen lain on its side while Mana gives it two-handed compressions as Mana's collogues take care of the dazed and injured motorcycle rider.

As CNN reports, "[b]oth the rider and elephant were recovering and neither had serious injuries". Mana, recalling the incident, told Reuters by phone: "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."

"I assumed where an elephant heart would be located based on human theory and a video clip I saw online," he added. "When the baby elephant starting to move, I almost cried."

It took almost 10 minutes for the baby elephant to get back up again, but it did. It was quickly taken to another location to be treated, and as soon as possible, it was returned to the scene of the accident in hopes of reuniting it with its family. And in a true Christmas miracle way, the baby elephant was later spotted with a fully grown elephant that is presumed to indeed be its mother. 

A happy ending to what could have ended as an absolutely heart wrenching story, and we can only thank Mana for his incredible work saving the baby elephant. For more amazing animal stories, check out our recap of the most positive animal stories of 2020!

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Take about good people! In Tyler, Texas, two beautiful souls saved a baby deer drowning at Lake Tyler. 

Brian Ballard, and his wife, stumbled upon the poor fawn living lifeless in the water. 

"We are pulling into the channel which is no wake I saw something in the water I thought it was a dead fish. I pull beside it and looked over and saw it was a deer," Ballard told KETK News.

When another person, Ashton Byrd, saw what Ballard was doing, he also sprang into action!  

"If you would have seen it it was clearly dead but it had life in its eyes so I killed the boat and took off my shirt and jumped over to their boat," said Ashton Byrd. "They had been patting it, giving it breaths so it started to crying itself back to life."

Ballard and Byrd, both took turns giving the fawn CPR until suddenly, he came back to life. Local wildlife rehabilitator who is caring for the fawn, now named Baylade, says he is getting stronger and stronger every hour. 

A huge thank you to Ballard and Byrd for your kindness and never giving up on this fawn. You both are heroes. 

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Ohai, Cheezfrends! We take a brief break from our normLOL schedule to present this informative guide on dog CPR. Hopefully you will never have to use this on your canine companion, but it never hurts to be prepared!

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