Wildlife Trust Saves Africa's Orphaned Elephants

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Even the biggest babies in the world, elephants babies, need to be nurtured.

As poachers continue to kill elephants for the ivory in their tusks, the number of orphaned baby elephants is on the rise in Africa.

One woman, Dame Daphne Sheldrick, has made it her mission to save them, founding the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi.

Typically, a baby elephant needs a mother's milk for three years, so workers at the Trust take over the role of feeding.

They use bottles to give the babies a special formula imported from England. They also care for the elephants in a way a mother would, putting a special emphasis on nurturing them.

"The elephants must love their keepers. The keepers must love the elephants because an elephant can read your heart. They know," Sheldrick said.

Currently the Trust is caring for 17 baby elephants. To date the trust has saved 130 orphaned elephants.

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