The story of Suni the elephant to be told at the University of Surrey

Acupuncture for Suni the elephant

Acupuncture for Suni the elephant - Credit: Archant

When Suni the elephant was rescued in April 2012 at only eight months old, she had just survived an axe attack after her mother was killed by poachers.

She was left critically wounded with a deep infected laceration into her spine causing complete paralysis in her right hind-leg.

But, due to her fighting spirit and eager appetite she was given a chance to recover at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Lusaka.

Now Suni’s story will be told by TV vet Luke Gamble, manager of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia Rachael Murton and vet Dan Guerrera at the University of Surrey in Guildford on Thursday March 27.

Animal lovers, vets and conservationists will have the opportunity to learn more about Suni’s extraordinary story, the surgery that has saved her life and her ongoing fight for survival.

Tickets for this event, hosted by the Shalford-based David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, are £18 and can be purchased from 01483 272323.