Veterinarians Save Wild Giraffe With Tire Stuck Around Her Neck

Veterinarians in Kenya were tasked with a difficult rescue mission when a giraffe was spotted with a tire stuck around her neck.

Rescuers with the Mobile Veterinary Unit in Kenya deployed to the scene and found the giraffe, but they realized it would take some creativity and patience to free the tire from her neck.

Photo: Facebook/The Dodo

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, giraffes are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa, highlighting the importance to save each individual animal.

However, given that giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world (and even newborn giraffes are taller than most humans), it makes sense why it was so hard for rescuers to reach and remove the tire.

Photo: Facebook/The Dodo

According to The Dodo, the veterinarians struggled to pull the tire from the giraffe’s neck, so they wound up sedating her to keep her calm.

Once the giraffe was relaxed a bit more, they were able to use some rope to gently pull the tire from the animal’s neck and set her free.

Photo: Facebook/The Dodo

Once the tire was safely removed, the rescuers waited with the giraffe to make sure she woke up ok and made it back to the wild.

Check out the rescue video below, courtesy of The Dodo:

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