A dog named Biscuit has been helping local conservationists find a baby African elephant.
The young elephant was found in the bush by locals in Sydney’s northern beaches in late March.
Its mother, an adult female, was not located.
Mr Tomskichuk said he had been searching for the baby elephant since he was a child.
“I knew about it, I knew the history and the name,” he said.
“But there’s nothing like seeing a little animal for yourself and it makes you want to do something about it.”
“I’ve always loved animals, I’ve always been interested in nature, and I thought the baby was a little bit odd.”
Mr Tamskichk said he was happy to help the local rescue dogs because they could be used to find lost or abandoned animals.
“The first thing you want is to find the right animal to bring the animal home, but also to have the experience of caring for a newborn animal, which I have with my dogs,” he explained.
“They’re always doing that, and it’s good to know that they’re going to do that as well.”
Mr Vatskich, who has been looking for the elephant since it was born, said the local community was not the only ones helping to find Biscuite.
“People have been looking out for Biscutte for two weeks and I think they’re actually pretty proud of her,” he laughed.
“She’s doing really well.”‘
It’s a miracle’For more than six months, the young elephant has been hidden in the thick bush.
“We didn’t even know there was an elephant in there, because we had been hunting it and it was always in the back of our minds that she was gone,” Mr Tomschuk said.
The local community has now decided to name the orphaned elephant after Biscuits mother.
“When we found her, she was crying and she was very emotional,” Mr Vatschich said.
“It’s kind of a miracle that she survived.”
The elephant’s mother was not found, and her mother and father are now being cared for by Mr Tamschkich and his partner.
“That’s a really cool family, we’re all from Sydney,” Mr Ransford said.
Topics:animals,animal-welfare,human-interest,human,humanity,humanation,siberiaFirst posted March 02, 2019 14:40:55Contact Peter TomschukMore stories from New South Wales