Mana Srivate performing CPR on a baby elephant

A baby elephant was hit by a motorcycle in Thailand, but fortunately survived after rescue worker, Mana Srivate, performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the injured animal.

As a rescue worker, Srivate had performed several resuscitation attempts throughout his 26-year-old career, but he had never performed CPR on an elephant before.

A video of the incident, which happened on Sunday, has since gone viral on the internet. Srivate was called into action while off duty when the baby elephant was struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild elephants in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.

In the video, Mana is seen giving two-handed compressions to the small elephant lying on its side as his colleagues treat a dazed and injured motorcycle rider on the ground a few metres away.

The elephant was able to stand up after a while and was taken to another location for treatment. The rescue workers later returned to the scene of the accident to reunite the baby with its mother. Mana said that when the mother heard her baby crying, the herd returned.

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