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A conservation worker was caught on camera administering medical treatment to an elephant, and the gentle giant was unfazed by the procedure.

The astonishing footage was recorded at the Elephant Rescue Centre in Botswana. Jabu lies down on command before allowing the worker to walk directly towards him and squeeze ointment into his eye.

In the video, Jabu can be seen striding across the sandy terrain towards the worker.

The worker raises his hand and places it on the mammal’s leg before calmly saying: ‘Jabu, lie down.’ There is a brief pause before the elephant does exactly as he is asked and bends his back legs to collapse himself to the ground.

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He stretches his front legs out in front of him and flops down onto his side.

The astonishing footage was recorded at the Elephant Rescue Centre in Botswana as the keeper raises his hand and places it on the mammal’s leg before calmly saying: ‘Jabu, lie down’

There is a brief pause before the elephant does exactly as he is asked and bends his back legs to fold down onto the ground. The conservation worker says ‘good boy’ and throws Jabu a handful of food as a reward.

He then walks up to the elephant to assess his eye and says: ‘I think that’s starting to look a little bit better.’ The worker pulls out a small white bottle of antibiotic drops and leans in closer. Jabu sighs heavily and blinks as flies continue to buzz around his face.

The keeper says ‘Jabu, stay’ before grabbing hold of the elephant’s eyelashes with his left hand and pulling his eye open.

The conservation worker says ‘good boy’ and throws a handful of food into Jabu’s mouth as a reward

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