The Gentle Elephant Lies Down To Allow Caretaker To Apply His Eye Meds

The Living With Elephants Foundation is a non-profit research, rescue and Education Center in Botswana dedicated to the conservation of the African elephant. Here, rescued elephants receive the care and safe home they need to get a second chance at life while remaining in their natural habitat.

And the connection between elephants and guardians really has something to see. Elephants have complete confidence in these guardians, as you will see in the video below.

Jabu has had a watery and sore eye as of late, so it’s been treated several times daily with an antibiotic ointment. And the gentle and patient elephant cooperates and submits to his handler’s command to lie down in order to receive the eye meds. Jabu knows it’s necessary for healing… Amazing!

The routine is finished off with Jabu being rewarded for his good behavior with a few handfuls of snacks. 🙂