150913 1 1 Baby Wildebeest Gets Lifeline
Neck-deep in water and sludge, the baby wildebeest could only wait to die. Looking for a drink at this dry time of year, she had fallen into a well near Manyara Ranch in Tanzania and there was no way out. 

No way, that is, until community members discovered her and notified rangers nearby. Acting quickly, the team lassoed a rope around her horns and pulled her to safety. The little wildebeest was last seen trotting off with her herd, having hopefully learned a lesson about gravity.

For the Manyara Ranch rangers, managed by Honeyguide Foundation with support from Big Life and African Wildlife Foundation, this was just another demonstration of local community support. In the areas where Big Life works, nothing is more important.

Images: Felipe Rodriguez