Brave Baby Elephant Conquers His Fear Of Water With The Help Of The Wildlife Rescue Team

Meet this adorable baby elephant who is overcoming her fear of water while relearning how to walk after losing a part of her foot. The anxious six-month-old relied on her keeper for reassurance as she was gently placed into the pool at a rehabilitation center in Chonburi, Thailand.

A young elephant named Clear Sky is practicing walking in a pool to recover from a foot injury.

A six-month-old elephant is making waves as the very first pachyderm to undergo hydrotherapy at the animal hospital located within the beautiful Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Thailand.

12 Clear Sky, a young orphan, became ensnared in a trap set by villagers to defend their crops. Image source: Getty Images.

The elephant, Clear Sky, who was left alone after losing her mother, has become the first elephant at the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden to undergo hydrotherapy. She had sustained injuries from a snare placed by villagers to safeguard their fields. Following a successful surgery, Clear Sky is currently undergoing therapy to help her leg muscles recover and strengthen.

Employees utilize a special harness to assist Clear Sky in entering the water and stay buoyant.

She was trying water therapy for the second time, aiming to rejuvenate her body and mind.

According to a veterinarian, Clear Sky, the baby elephant, seemed a little hesitant and anxious around water, which is unusual for most elephant calves who typically enjoy it.

By the end of the one-hour session, she seemed to become more at ease. According to Veterinarian Padet Siridumrong, “She still seems slightly anxious and afraid of the water. Typically, young elephants enjoy being in the water. If she continues to do this regularly, she will start to enjoy it.” Clear Sky was discovered by villagers hungry and limping, having been separated from her mother in the wilderness.

Veterinarians are optimistic that increased time in the water will enable her to forego the need for a prosthetic limb. (Source: Getty Images)

When the baby elephant was brought to the hospital, she was in a critical condition.

She limped along, feeling discomfort and urgently requiring some milk.

The zoo director explained that they decided to name her Clear Sky Up Ahead to symbolize the bright future she will have during her time at the zoo.

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