The image is exciting. A desperate elephant makes loud noises in front of the pool at the Guatemalan zoo. On its face, there doesn’t seem to be any problem. But after a few seconds, the intrigue was revealed: an antelope is drowning and unable to get out of the water. And the elephant Trompita is desperately seeking attention so that a guardian can save his antelope friend.
After a few seconds of tension, a man jumped into the water and, with effort, was able to get the animal out. The applause of the zoo visitors gave him a well-deserved reward.
Alejandro Striedinger, veterinary technician at La Aurora zoo, indicated that the elephant shares its cage with some antelope.
The elephant Trompita was able to warn that something was happening in a lake of water.
He explained that one of the animals had fallen into the water and Trumpet’s behavior showed concern for what was happening and warned of what was happening.
He indicated that the antelope was never in danger, as the pool had islands and a shallower part so that the animals could get out; however, the elephant alerted the keeper.
The elephant has a good relationship with his guardian.
Trompita is 60 years old and has been at La Aurora zoo in Guatemala for 14 years. He was rescued from a local circus, where he grew up and was forced to “work” until 2008.