ELEPHANT IN A WELL!

Villagers in Kerala, India, were awoken by trumpeting one morning in 2017, and discovered a baby elephant trapped in a well. A rescue team used a digger to free him and soon the elephant was able to rejoin his herd, which was waiting nervously nearby. Before disappearing into the forest, the mum raised her trunk to rescuers as if to say thank you!

SET 60302 — WILDLIFE RESCUE OPERATION

CROCODILE PAL

In 1989, a Costa Rican fisherman named Chito nursed a 5m-long crocodile back to health after fi nding it injured on a riverbank. He named it Pocho. Chito tried to release the croc back into the wild, but Pocho followed him home! The two remained close for the next 20 years – Pocho would even let Chito put his head in his mouth. Yikes!



SUCKED-UP SNAKE!

Over 170 species of snake live in Australia and they often slither into people’s houses. Snake catcher Stuart McKenzie was called to a home in Queensland, Australia, because of a very strange situation – a highly venomous red-bellied black snake had been sucked up into a vacuum cleaner! Luckily, the serpent was uninjured, and Stuart managed to carefully remove it before releasing it back into the wild. Ressssult!

SET 60301 — WILDLIFE RESCUE OFF-ROADER



LUCKY LION!

When rangers in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, found Naturinda the lion caught in a painful wire snare trap, they treated her wounds and sent her on her way. But two weeks later, they discovered Naturinda up a tree looking very weak. The lion urgently needed more help, so the rangers shot her with an anaesthetic dart and placed a mattress below to cushion her fall from the branches. After giving her more medical care and a tasty antelope to feed on, Naturinda eventually made a full recovery.

SET 60307 — WILDLIFE RESCUE CAMP



ESCAPE FROM THE FIRE!

A troop of monkeys became trapped in treetops above India’s Tungabhadra River when heavy rains flooded the region last year. The fi re department tried to rescue them using lifeboats, but the panicked monkeys kept running away. So the clever rescuers constructed a rope bridge secured with boulders. The operation took four days but eventually all 55 monkeys clambered to safety!

SET 60300 — WILDLIFE RESCUE ATV



RESCUE GEAR

Let’s talk a look at some of the specialist equipment rescuers might use to help save animals in need!

Helicopters can airlift heavy animals away for treatment or help rehome them in more suitable areas.

— Experts often use hooks to handle dangerous snakes. This helps to keep their venomous fangs away from the handler.

Winches can help pull off-road vehicles out of tricky terrain, like bogs and ditches.

— Injured animals can be given immediate medical care in an animal ambulance.

— In Britain during 2019, 186 animals were rescued from the water by the Royal National Lifeboat Association.

Caterpillar tread helps vehicles grip the ground when moving heavy objects like boulders

— After disasters like hurricanes, drones can help search the debris for trapped animals.



WIN LEGO® CITY WILDLIFE SETS

We’ve got five bundles up for grabs, each containing all the sets in the LEGO CITY WILDLIFE RESCUE RANGE.

Click here to find out how to enter.


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  • Hugo

    I really like the. Monkeys in this bundle (I ONLY CARE ABOUT THE MONKEYS)

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    I love tigers Wow

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    cool

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    I want all the lego please

  • daire

    so ready for the comp oh and poor animals.

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    I ENTERED, FINGERS CROSSED…

  • Hello

    This is so cool, me and my siblings entered the competition, fingers crossed….

  • I love tigers

    Wow

  • Amy.meerkat

    It was great to hear about these wildlife rescues

  • Lorcan

    interesting

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    Cool

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  • Aimèe

    FUN

  • Derek Dodds

    Kids would love this

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    I love animals and I’d really like my own puppy!

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    National geographic rules!

  • Redbug2009

    i love the lego

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    we did the composition it looks so cool and epic

  • davud

  • cool i like it

  • None of your business

    Nice

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  • Tobi Ashley

    I love wild life, I want to be an explore and protector when I’m older

  • dorukyildiz

    cool

  • Mando123

    I love Lego cant wait this is awesome good luck everybody!

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    I am so looking forward to it!

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    My daughters would love this

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    I really love LEGO so it is cool!

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    I love animal's

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  • Jenny

    How do you enter this competition Lego city wildlife. The question was what type of animal is a scorpion and I said Arachnid

  • Alana

    So interesting!

  • AJ

    super cool

  • Enzo

    These Lego sets look really good fun! I saved a little bird that had fallen out of a tree once!

  • alexis dawn daigler

    i love lego city

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