Co-founder Darrick Thompson was taking a relaxing swim when one of the new additions to the sanctuary thought he needed rescuing.
Watch the African elephant calf called Kham Lha become a hero in the video below.
At this sanctuary the elephants are left in peace and have the freedom to roam anywhere in the park. There are currently seventy elephants living here with many being old, blind and lamed.
Kham Lha had severe mental trauma after she was rescued. Darrick spent many hours with her to comfort her and thus a loving bond grew between them. Now when ever Kham Lha thinks her rescuer is in trouble she comes to his rescue.