Photos from an Elephant Orphanage. My Heart Just Melted!

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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and rehabilitates orphaned Elephants. Here the baby Elephants spend their days frolicking and bonding with friends. When they are older, the creatures will be released back into the wild to live sheltered in the Tsavo National Park.

Most of the babies’ mothers were killed by thieves or fallen victim to angry inhabitants. At the orphanage the Elephants get the care they need, plus they have human substitutes who spend lots of time with them.

1. Baby Elephant Kamok looks right into the lenses through her blanket. The young Elephants have blankets to remind them of their mommies.

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2. Baby Elephants Lemoyian, Arruba and Barsilinga love playing a murky game of football.

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