Friday, June 7, 2013

Orphaned elephants at Kenyan refuge

This photo of a two-month-old orphaned baby elephant is from the famous David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya where so many wonderful photos are taken of the tender & loving relationship between caretakers & elephants orphaned by or rescued from poachers.

In a regrettable omission, we are told the elephant’s name is Ajabu but we are not told the name of the caretaker who commits himself to the elephant & will sleep near her until she is self-sufficient. Ajabu is being given a dust bath in the red earth after being fed milk from a bottle since she is too young to do it herself.

(Photo by Ben Curtis/AP)

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