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Herd of elephants charges vets operating on injured lion

Dramatic footage has emerged from Zambia of a herd of wild elephants charging a group of vets who were operating on an injured lioness. The clip, filmed in November 2017, shows the medics from Zambia Carnivore Programme operating on a sedated lioness which had caught her leg in a poacher's snare. “After the lioness had been tranquillised, an armed soldier guarded the team as a companion lioness was nearby," said the filmer. "Suddenly a small herd of elephants appeared. We were probably in their path and they proceeded to charge," the filmer added. "The soldier fired warning shots, probably unnecessarily,” the filmer concluded.
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