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The African elephant is one of the most majestic species to walk the Earth, unfortunately their population is teetering in the balance due to the rampant ivory trade. It is estimated that the population could be extinct within the next 20 years if action is not taken to protect wild elephants. As adult elephants are poached for their ivory tusks, many baby African elephants are left behind as orphans.

Luckily, there are organizations throughout Africa that are run sanctuary programs specifically for orphaned baby elephants who need care and protection. One such organization, Wild is Life, has just taken in Moyo, a little orphaned elephant into their “Zen” project. The Zen Project stands for the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery, Moyo is the first elephant to join the sanctuary.

Moyo was rescued from the Musango area, where he was found abandoned. It is believed that Moyo, “Moyo was a premature calf, and was not able to keep up with the herd, who were under pressure from poaching in the nearby OmayWildlife area.”

This little calf is now five months old and as you can see form the video, he is loving his sanctuary home where he is surrounded by other native animals. When Moyo is old enough he will be moved to a larger protected area and eventually integrated back into a wild herd.

To learn more about Wild is Life, check out their website. To make a donation to help them care for more orphaned elephants, follow this link.


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20 comments on “A Day in the Life of an Adorable Rescued Baby African Elephant (VIDEO)”

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Sherri Schulz
2 Years Ago

Five months old? He must be under feed ! Or did he just loose Mom ?

Brigette Pope
2 Years Ago

Awwwww he's such a cute little boo boo trying to get on the couch. The giraffe and ostrich necking was super cute.

Francesca Arron
2 Years Ago

Kirsten Lassen-Smith
2 Years Ago

Extinct within 20 years ... There are millions of animal species, but man is the only animal capable of destroying them all!

Ross Baker
2 Years Ago

Jessica Lee Macfarlane I think you'd really like this :)

Addie Vinuya
2 Years Ago

Thutrang Phan

Ralean Nelson Staub
2 Years Ago

Nice!!! This made me smile! :)

Alicia Federico
2 Years Ago

So cute ❤️

Charlotte Ingram Tugwell
2 Years Ago

Thank goodness he has this place, but they need their mothers and extended families.

Roxy Danckwerts
2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for sharing our story of Moyo ... its been challenging thus far, but Moyo has fought like a true warrior! Your support is humbling indeed, and its so great to have positive stories come out of Zimbabwe .... thank you! xxx


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