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Two fire departments called in to help Zoo get elephant back on its feet before it dies

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The Colorado Springs and Broadmoor Fire Department helped the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo get a 33-year-old African elephant, named Malaika, back up on its feet before it suffered life-threatening organ failure.

According to the zoo, Malaika was found laying on her side during a nighttime check. If an elephant lays on its side for too long and is unable to get back on its feet, it can begin to have organ failures that could lead to death.

The firefighters were called in for their heavy rescue equipment.

The zoo staff wrapped a strap around the elephant’s side to help Malaika back onto her feet.

The zoo says the elephant is eating and drinking and under observation as she recoups.

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