Saturday, August 16, 2014

Creature Feature: Elephant Orphans

Wasan, right is a two week old orphan who receives 24 hour care
35,000 elephants were killed for their ivory in Africa last year. That leaves a lot of tiny, traumatized orphans wandering the bush to die a slow death form starvation, dehydration, injuries or predators such as hyenas which eat their victims alive. One organization in Kenya is helping to save a few of these collateral victims of man's inhumanity, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which released pictures of their efforts in honor of Elephant Day (12 August) and posted by See all the photos of these adorable infants being cared for at the Sheldrick orphanage.

Edie & Imenti play, an important activity in overcoming trauma.