This Baby Elephant Refused to leave His mother’s body ,But What The Rescuers did is So HEART-WARMING!!!

An orphaned elephant calf was found in a terrible condition, severely dehydrated, but refusing to leave the body of his dead mother in Samburu, northern Kenya. Worried that the 5-month-old might be targeted by predators, keepers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust worked through the night to capture the bull-who stubbornly refused to leave his mother’s side. Veterinarians drove him to the Samburu airstrip, and then flew him to his new home at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in the Nairobi National Park, which is known for its Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. Enjoy this story and help us spread the word about this wonderful project by sharing.


The elephant calf was named Sokotei. It is so heart-warming to see that it wasn’t long before the grieving calf was making new friends that were brought to comfort him. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought. To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds.

Sources:

http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/orphans.asp

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