Craig McFarlane was conducting Guide training with the Elewana Guides in Shaba National Reserve. Having gone to bed late, he was unable to sleep as he could hear a herd of elephants not far from the camp and from the sounds they were making, he could tell something was wrong.
At first light, he gathered the guides and went to investigate. They found a young male calf, aged approximately a year and a half, wedged between the forks of two branches. The little guy had probably thought it looked like the perfect place to scratch his tummy but unfortunately having climbed through the two branches, was then well and truly stuck and could not go forward or backwards to free himself.